JamesOn Curry Still Pursuing NBA Dream
By John Helsley
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Sean Sutton needed JamesOn Curry back in 2007-08. And Curry needed another year at Oklahoma State.
But too often with young college athletes who see spotlights and paychecks, they struggle to differentiate between what they need and what they want.
So Curry skipped his senior season with the Cowboys and entered the NBA Draft in the spring of 2007. Looking back, the move looks even worse with time, as he could have benefited greatly by another year in school, learning and playing the point, which is where he needed to play in the pros.
Curry wasn’t selected until the second round, with the 51st overall pick, by the Chicago Bulls. He never stuck, bouncing back and forth between brief moments with NBA teams and teams overseas and in the D-League, which is where he is now, toiling with the Springfield Armor.
Still, all is not lost for Curry. The dream remains.
And he’s playing well, averaging 17.4 points and 3.7 assists in his second season with the Armor, who are property of the Los Angeles Clippers. Curry actually got a call up to the Clippers a year ago, albeit a short call.
“I hold the record for the shortest NBA career, 4.9 seconds,” Curry told Donal Ware, who caught up with Curry for a blog. “I’m still hungry for more and more. To get back to that place and not have that opportunity drives you crazy. It makes you work harder than you ever imagined you could work.”
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