ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
10 - Brandyn Curry
Brandyn Curry
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Huntersville, N.C.
High School: Hopewell
Position: Guard
Major: Sociology
House Affiliation: Currier

Senior (2012-13):
Team co-captain.

Junior (2011-12):
Honored with Floyd S. Wilson Sportsmanship Award ... Selected as a candidate for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award ... Named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League second team ... Tabbed to Rivals.com Preseason All-Ivy League second team ... Honored on All-Ivy League second team ... Selected Academic All-Ivy League for second straight season ... Tabbed to NABC Honors Court ... Named to College Sports Madness All-Ivy Fourth Team ... Ranks sixth in program history with 424 career assists ... Started all 30 games during junior season ... Paced the Ivy League in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6) ... Led Harvard with 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game ...  Averaged 7.9 points per contest overall and 8.0 points per game during conference play ... Has handed out five or more assists in a game 19 times this year ... Had at least one steal in 21 of 31 games ... Reached double digits in scoring 11 times ...  Made three steals and blocked two shots against MIT (Nov. 11) ... Scored 10 points, dished out five assists and had four steals at Holy Cross (Nov. 15) ... Hit four baskets for nine points and handed out three assists against Utah at Battle 4 Atlantis (Nov. 24) ... Made five steals and dished out five assists in win over No. 20 Florida State at Battle 4 Atlantis (Nov. 25) ... Handed out a season-high seven assists at Vermont (Dec. 1) ... Made three steals and dished out four assists against Seattle (Dec. 4) ... Dished out six helpers at No. 9 Connecticut (Dec. 8) ... Made seven assists and only turned the ball over once at Boston University (Dec. 10) ... Handed out seven assists, made four steals and scored 12 points, going 6-of-6 from the line against Florida Atlantic (Dec. 22) ... Scored 11 points, making 7-of-8 foul shots, and made five steals at Boston College (Dec. 29) ... Led Harvard with 15 points, hitting 3 treys at Fordham (Jan. 3) ... Dished out seven assists and came down with five rebounds against Dartmouth (Jan. 7) ... Assisted on seven baskets against George Washington (Jan. 14) ... Dished out six assists at Yale (Jan. 27) ... Tallied 15 points, hitting 8-of-9 free throws, at Brown (Jan. 28) ... Scored 10 points in the first half, finishing with 12 points against Columbia (Feb. 4) ... Went 4-of-4 from the line and added five buckets for 15 points at Princeton (Feb. 11) ... Handed out a season-high nine assists and blocked three shots against Brown (Feb. 17) ... Scored a season-best 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field in key Ivy win over Yale (Feb. 18) ... Dished out six assists without making a turnover and hit six baskets for 15 points against Princeton (Feb. 24) ... Dished out eight assists in win at Columbia (March 2) ... Drained a season-high four triples for 12 points at Cornell (March 3) ... Sank five baskets and tallied 12 points against Vanderbilt in second round of NCAA tournament (March 15).

Sophomore (2010-11):
All-Ivy League second team ... Tabbed Academic All-Ivy League ... Recipient of Thomas G. Stemberg '71, MBA '73 Iron Man Award ... Named Ivy League’s best defender by Lindy’s ... Started all 30 games ... Ranked first in the Ivy League and 16th in the country with 5.9 assists per game ... Handed out 178 assists on the season, tied for third most in school history ... Recorded three double-doubles on the season ... Reached double digits in scoring on 16 occasions ... Averaged 9.3 points per game overall and 9.8 points per contest in Ivy League games ... Averaged 6.4 assists per game in Ivy contests ... Dished out eight assists, had seven points and six rebounds at George Mason (Nov. 13) ... Had 12 assists, grabbed seven rebounds and chipped in with 10 points in victory over Holy Cross (Nov. 17) ... Hit 5-of-8 from the floor, including three from long range, and grabbed six boards at Mercer (Nov. 20) ... Made six shots for 14 points, handed out three assists and collected six rebounds at Bryant (Nov. 24) ... Played 38 minutes, dishing out eight assists, making three steals and tallying three points in win over Colorado (Nov. 28) ... Had nine assists and came down with four rebounds against Fordham (Dec. 1) ... Scored nine points and collected three rebounds at Michigan (Dec. 4) ... Netted 11 points, collected seven rebounds, made three steals and assisted on three field goals against WPI (Dec. 7) ... Hit four baskets and finished with 10 points at No. 4 Connecticut (Dec. 22) ... Dished out eight assists, made two steals, blocked two shots, came down with five rebounds and scored 11 points against Monmouth (Dec. 29) .. Handed out eight assists and scored 10 points in victory at Boston College (Jan. 5) ... Had eight dishes, scored eight points, collected three rebounds and blocked a shot at Dartmouth (Jan. 8) ... Hit 5-of-6 shots from the field and was 5-of-6 from the foul line for 12 points and dished out four assists, while making two steals in win over Dartmouth (Jan. 22) ... Handed out seven assists, made four steals, blocked two shots and scored nine points against Columbia (Jan. 28) ... Buried three three-pointers, finishing with 10 points, seven assists, three blocks and three rebounds against Cornell (Jan. 29) ... Grabbed five rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out four assists at Princeton (Feb. 4) ... Came down with seven rebounds, dished out seven assists and scored eight points in double-overtime victory at Penn (Feb. 5) ... Added five helpers, four rebounds and 10 points in comeback win over Brown (Feb. 12) ... Had a season-high 18 points, going 6-of-6 from the line, and dished out five assists in victory at Cornell (Feb. 18) ... Drilled two 3-pointers and finished with 12 points and five assists at Columbia (Feb. 19) ... Handed out a career-high 14 assists and scored 13 points vs. Penn for his second double-double of the season (March 4) ... Earned his third double-double by assisting on 10 baskets and scoring 10 points of his own against Princeton (March 5), helping Harvard gain a share of Ivy title ... Scored 12 points and dished out six assists in Ivy League playoff against Princeton (March 12) ... Had six helpers at Oklahoma State in NIT (March 15).

Freshman (2009-10):
Named Ivy League’s best defender by Lindy’s ... Dished out eight assists, had seven points and six rebounds at George Mason (Nov. 13) ... Had a career-best 12 assists, grabbed seven rebounds and chipped in with 10 points in victory over Holy Cross (Nov. 17) ... Hit 5-of-8 from the floor, including three from long range, and grabbed six boards at Mercer (Nov. 20) ... Made six shots for 14 points, handed out three assists and collected six rebounds at Bryant (Nov. 24) ... Played 38 minutes, dishing out eight assists, making three steals and tallying three points in win over Colorado (Nov. 28) ... Had nine assists and came down with four rebounds against Fordham (Dec. 1) ... Scored nine points and collected three rebounds at Michigan (Dec. 4) ... Netted 11 points, collected seven rebounds, made three steals and assisted on three field goals against WPI (Dec. 7) ... Assisted on five field goals, grabbed four rebounds and scored 10 points in win over Boston University (Dec. 11) ... Hit four baskets and finished with 10 points at No. 4 Connecticut (Dec. 22) ... Dished out eight assists, made two steals, blocked two shots, came down with five rebounds and scored 11 points against Monmouth (Dec. 29) .. Handed out eight assists and scored 10 points in victory at Boston College (Jan. 5) ... Had eight dishes, scored eight points, collected three rebounds and blocked a shot at Dartmouth (Jan. 8).Co-recipient of Hamilton Fish '10 Award, presented to Harvard's Most Improved Player ... Honorable Mention All-Ivy League selection by Basketball-U.com ... All-Freshman Team by RushTheCourt ... Two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week during the season ... Scored two points off the bench in season opener at Holy Cross (11/13) ... Played 37 minutes off the bench and scored seven points in victory over William & Mary (Nov. 15) ... Pulled down four rebounds against Bryant (11/20) ... Was 4-of-4 for nine points and four rebounds in 21 minutes in a win at BU (11/29) ... Led a defense that limited Boston College under 30 percent shooting in the second half of a 74-67 win with full court ball pressure in 26 minutes (12/9) ... Had six assists and seven points in 28 minutes at Seattle while blocking a shot straight-on against 6-10 forward Charles Garcia ... Scored all 13 points in the second half at Columbia (1/29) ... Made first career start against Penn (2/06) and had nine points, six assists and three steals in 29 minutes ... Did not miss a shot (5-5 FG, 2-2 3pt, 3-3 FT) with five rebounds and four assists in a win at Yale (2/12/) ... Ivy League Rookie of the Week on March 1 ... Had 21 points (4-5 3PT), five assists and five steals against Brown (2/26) ... Was 4-6 on 3-pointers against Yale and scored all 14 points in the first half to go withf ive assists (2/27) ... Had 10 points, nine assists and no turnovers in a win at Penn (3/5) ... Hit two three points, finishing with 11 points and a career-high eight rebounds, at Princeton (3/6) ... Had eight points, three assists and three steals against Appalachian State in CollegeInsider.com Tournament (3/17).

 

Background:
Son of Selina Curry-Hall and Herman Curry, and step-son of Henry Hall ... Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for Hopewell High School at shooting and point guard positions ... Captained the team as a senior ... Two-time MECA 7 Conference Player of the Year ... Two-time Charlotte Observer All-State ... Two-time Charlotte Weekly First Team Boys Super Team ... 2009 Lake Norman Region Player of the Year ... Lake Norman Herald Boys Super Team ... Played in 2009 Academic All-American Classic All-Star game in Ontario, Calif. ... Played in 2009 Carolinas All-Star Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... 2009 All-Mecklenburg and All-District 9 First Team ... 2009 McDonald's All-America nominee ... Two-time team MVP ... Averaged 15 points and seven assists per game as a senior ... Shot 44 percent from 3-point range ... Undefeated regular season, conference champions, #1 ranked team in N.C. during the season before finishing ranked No. 2 and 25 nationally with a 28-1 record ... Member of NCHSAA Scholar Team with highest team GPA in the state ... Owned a 4.6 GPA in high school ... Was featured in the March 2009 edition of Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" ... Averaged 17 points and four assists as a junior ... NC Prep All-State First Team ... 2008 Bojangles Tournament MVP ... Team's Defensive MVP as a sophomore ... Won two conference championships ... 2009 Charlotte Observer All-Star Scholar ... 2009 Charlotte Post "Top Senior" ... National Honor Society ... National Technical Honor Society ... Recipient of Liz Murray Scholarship ... Enjoys music, movies, reading and spending time with friends.

 

Brandyn Curry with Trey Grayson '94, Director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and former Kentucky Secretary of State, at the Kennedy School.