HARRISONBURG, Va., April 5, 2012 - James Madison men's basketball incoming freshman guard Ron Curry (Haddon Township, N.J./Paul VI) was recently honored among an elite group of players as the South Jersey Player of the Year by the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.
The six-foot, three-inch point guard helped head coach Tony Devlin and the Eagles win the Olympic Conference National Division title and reach the New Jersey Non-Public A South final. Paul VI finished 26-4 overall.
The Courier-Post said of Curry, "There wasn't a more complete player in South Jersey this season."
Curry displayed that well-rounded game by leading the Eagles with 16.1 points per game to go along with averages of six assists, three rebounds and three steals. He captured MVP honors with 22 points at the Olympic-Cape Challenge as Paul VI toppled eventual Group 4 state champion Atlantic City.
In addition to his South Jersey Player of the Year honors, Curry was named to the state's Second Team All-Non-Public squad by the Star-Ledger as well as Third Team among the state's seniors. He was First Team All-South Jersey by both the Al Carino Boys Basketball Club and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
After capping his four-year career with 1,370 points in 110 games, Curry represented Paul VI in the the North-South Senior All-Star Game and the 35th Annual Carino Boys Basketball Club of South Jersey Senior All-Star Game. In the latter contest played at Rutgers-Camden, Curry was named West Team MVP with 16 points in a 118-101 loss.
Curry, who played at the same high school as JMU head coach Matt Brady, signed with the Dukes in November as part of the early signing period just prior to his standout senior scholastic season.