The Mountaineer men’s basketball team picked up its second grad transfer of the week when point guard Malik Curry announced Thursday that he was leaving Old Dominion University and heading to West Virginia.
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A 6-foot-1, 180-pound point guard who is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Curry spent two years at Palm Beach State (Florida) Community college, where he averaged 21.9 points per game as a sophomore and earned NJCAA second-team all-America honors before moving on to ODU in 2019.
He started all 20 games he played this past season for the 15-8 Monarchs, and led the team in scoring (15.7 points per game), assists (3.6 per game), steals (1.9 per game) and minutes played (32.1 per game), while making 110 of 241 field goal attempts (45.6%), 19 of 56 3-point tries (32.8%) and 75 of 88 foul shots (85.2%). Curry was named second-team all-Conference USA for his efforts this past season. In addition, he led ODU in scoring as a junior in 2019-20, averaging 13.4 points per game to go along with 4.0 assists per game.
Curry entered the transfer portal on March 30, and quickly found himself the target of recruiting interest. Maryland, Georgia, Mississippi State and USF were reportedly involved, but West Virginia also jumped into the mix and eventually earned Curry’s verbal commitment.
The Mountaineers also gained a commitment earlier this week from Dimon Carrigan, a 6-foot-9 graduate transfer from Florida International. In addition WVU signed two high school guards – Kobe Johnson and Seth Wilson – last fall. Bob Huggins’ club still has at least one more scholarship available for the 2021-22 season.
Both Curry and Carrigan have one season of college eligibility remaining.