Kansas basketball extends offer to JUCO prospect Sydney Curry

Kansas basketball has officially offered Sydney Curry, a JUCO prospect who’s been gaining some attention during this offseason.

Bill Self and Kansas basketball have been going after some select JUCO prospects in the past couple of seasons. The Jayhawks signed Indian Hills CC product Tyon Grant-Foster in their class of 2020, and now they’ve extended an offer to Sydney Curry of John A. Logan College in Illinois.

Curry is a six-foot-eight forward who had offers from Miami (Ohio), Bradley, and IUPUI out of high school. After a year in JUCO, Curry now holds offers from Kansas, Ole Miss, and Seton Hall. It wouldn’t be all too surprising if a few more schools try to land Curry now that a blueblood school like the Kansas Jayhawks is involved.

Here is Curry’s tweet announcing his offer from the Kansas Jayhawks:

Last season, Curry put up some solid statistics. He averaged 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while shooting 74 percent from the floor. Shooting 74 percent is absolutely dominant, and it’s easy to see why Self and his staff are interested. One area where Curry seems to struggle though is in free throws, only converting on 44 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe.

Given the fact that he primarily operated inside, improving that free throw percentage would make Curry an even more attractive prospect. Based on his statistics, Curry almost sounds like a shorter Udoka Azubuike given his high field goal percentage and low free throw percentage.

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It’s a good thing Kansas basketball offered Curry when they did considering his status will probably be on the rise. They’ll have the advantage of being one of the first major schools to extend an offer, which may go a long way with Curry. He’s definitely a prospect to keep an eye on here as we approach November.