DePaul Adds R.J. Curington to NLI Signing Class
April 17, 2013
CHICAGO - DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell announced today that R.J. Curington has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the basketball program next season. The Chicagoland native recently completed his prep career at Oak Hill Academy.
The 6-5 shooting guard joins three other players in DePaul's 2013 recruiting class that also includes Morgan Park guard Billy Garrett Jr. and junior college forwards Forrest Robinson and Greg Sequele.
During his senior season at Oak Hill, Curington posted some impressive scoring performances with a 20-point game against Mt. Zion Academy (N.C.) and a 16-point effort against Montrose Christian (Md.). He also faced two Chicago prep programs during the 2012-13 season with 19 points and six rebounds against Simeon and 15 points and five rebounds against Curie.
Curington grew up in Dyer, Ind. before heading to Mouth of Wilson, Va. to play at Oak Hill Academy.
The Warriors went a perfect 44-0 during Curington's junior season and won the high school national championship while finishing No. 1 in both the ESPN and USA Today national rankings. They finished this season with a 33-6 record and ranked No. 22 by ESPN and 23rd in the final USA Today poll.