Seth Curry the basketball-star son of Dell Curry has decided to leave Liberty Univeristy in Lynchburg, Virginia at the end of the spring semester. Seth starred at Charlotte Christian High School along-side his brother Stephen Curry who himself, went on to Davidson. Their father Dell, made his name as a backcourt ace at Virginia Tech.
Seth Curry has decided to move on and seek to play at a university that competes on a higher level than Liberty. Seth will have to sit out one year after he transfers.
Here is his statement from Tuesday, along with his season stats at Liberty and a word from his coach Ritchie McKay.
Prepared Statement From Seth Curry â€“ March 24, 2009
Today I am announcing that I will not be returning to Liberty for my sophomore year. This is a difficult decision that I have reached after close consultation with my family and others close to me, and it is based on my desire to develop as an athlete to the fullest of my potential and take advantage of new opportunities that may be available to me in a higher rated conference.
My freshman year at Liberty has been an incredible experience. It has been a time of learning, growth and discovery of my potential as a person, a student and an athlete. For that I am deeply indebted to all of those who have influenced and supported me here â€“ Coach McKay and his staff, my great teammates, my teachers, and my friends.
You have given me memories that will last a lifetime, and for that I cannot find words to express my gratitude.
In Curryâ€™s (Charlotte, N.C.) lone season at Liberty he tallied the sixth most points (707) in a season in Big South history, while leading the nationâ€™s freshmen in scoring (20.2). Curry connected on 102 three-point field goals on the year, breaking the Liberty record set last year by Anthony Smith (84). Curry was named Big South Freshman of the Year, as well as earning second team all-conference honors.
Liberty University men’s basketball coach Ritchie McKay:
â€œI donâ€™t fault Seth for his decision to pursue a school in a higher profile conference, at the same time I am really excited with what God is doing in our program and I know Liberty basketball will continue to prosper.â€