Malik Curry, a 6-foot-1 transfer from Old Dominion, is looking for a new beginning this season with the Mountaineers.
Curry is the third fifth-year transfer for the Mountaineers this season. He is looking to take on another season of eligibility as a result of the pandemic.
The transition from ODU to WVU will definitely be a change for Curry. Playing under Huggins will be intense for the guard.
“It’s definitely different, it’s just a lot harder,” Curry said.
Curry started in all 20 games for ODU last season. He averaged 15.7 points per game.
Some think Curry has some big shoes to fill with Miles [Deuce] McBride gone, but at the same time he has to be himself and play the game he knows how to play.
“I just play my game. Deuce is a great basketball player he’s in the NBA the greatest league in the world so I just play the game and do what I do on the court, I know it’s gonna transition,” Curry said.
Curry didn’t spend long in the transfer portal. Not long after his first conversation with Huggins he was committed.
“I entered the transfer portal and I think by the seventh day I was committed here,” Curry said, “I actually was going to commit the first day, Huggins called me and I knew this was the right fit for me.”
Curry is a player that can attack the rim. For ODU last season, he shot 45.6 percent from the field, including 50.0 percent from the 2-point range and 85.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Curry led ODU in scoring, assists and steals in the past two seasons. He also earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors his junior year.
“I had a good career at ODU but just given the extra year, if we didn’t have the extra year I probably would’ve been professional, so coming back to school another year at the highest level I just wanted to see how that would go for me,” Curry said.
Curry will be looking to play at the next level and work with the Mountaineers to see success this season.
The Mountaineers kick off the regular season Nov. 9 against Oakland.