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Duke apparently lands much-needed shooter

RALEIGH, N.C. – Seth Curry is joining Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils.

Curry’s father Dell told The Associated Press on Sunday night that his son will transfer to Duke next season.

The younger brother of Davidson star Stephen Curry was the Big South freshman of the year at Liberty after leading the nation’s first-year players with a 20.2-point average.

He announced plans last week to transfer so that he could play a higher level of competition, and Dell Curry said his son was impressed by the level of interest Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff had in the young shooting guard.

Seth Curry will sit out next season, and the Charlotte native will have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2010-11, when the Blue Devils will need another scoring guard. Gerald Henderson and Jon Scheyer will be seniors next season.

“Coach K kept telling him the timing couldn’t be better,” said Curry’s father, who spent most of his 16 NBA seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. “There’ll be plenty of opportunities to contribute.”

A Duke spokesman, citing NCAA rules, said the school can not comment on whether a player has transferred into the program until his paperwork is received.

Seth Curry scored 23 and 18 points in his first two college games, and he scored a season-high 35 at VMI in January before the largest crowd in Keydets history. He was held to eight points in his final game with the Flames, an 88-65 loss to James Madison last week in the CollegeInsider.com tournament.

Elon hires Matheny

ELON, N.C. – Elon has hired longtime Davidson assistant Matt Matheny to turn around its men’s basketball program.

The Phoenix announced the hiring on Sunday.

Matheny replaces 62-year-old Ernie Nestor, who was fired three weeks ago after going 67-117 in six seasons. Elon was 11-20 this year and finished fifth in the Southern Conference’s six-team North Division.

Matheny spent 16 seasons on Bob McKillop’s staff at Davidson and helped the Wildcats claim five NCAA tournament berths.

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