Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sharaud Curry Becomes 5th Active Friar To Score 1,000 Points

Congratulations to Sharaud Curry, who became the 5th current Friar to score 1,000 career points, via ProJo Sports:

Junior guard Sharaud Curry became the 42nd player in Providence College history to score at least 1,000 career points when he made a pair of free throws with 7:36 remaining in the second half during the Friars' 77-62 victory over South Florida on Tuesday night.

"It’s a great accomplishment," Curry said. "Anytime you can reach a milestone like that at a school that has such a great tradition like Providence College it’s always great." Curry had his own personal cheering section as 10 friends and family members made the 500-mile trip from his hometown of Gainesville, Ga. "That made it even better," Curry said. "Them being here see it; I didn’t even know about it until after the game."

While scoring 1,000 points in a career is a remarkable feat, it’s almost become commonplace on this year’s Providence team. Curry joins teammates Randall Hanke (who joined the 1,000-point club Feb. 7 vs. West Virginia), Geoff McDermott (Jan. 17 vs. Marquette) and Weyinmi Efejuku (Nov. 18 vs. Dartmouth) as Friars that have reached the 1,000 point plateau this season. Jeff Xavier is also a member of the 1,000 point club, reaching the mark as a junior last season.

"We’ve got so many guys getting to 1,000, I can’t even keep track," joked coach Keno Davis. "It’s a nice milestone for [Curry] to not only get 1,000 points, but to be able to come back off an injury where he was out for over a year, and come back and play at the level he’s playing at.” Providence is now the only school in the nation with five active 1,000-point scorers, passing North Carolina (four) and Marquette (four).

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