Curry, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward, attends Stratford High, which produced Stanford football star Andrew Luck, son of ex-Mountaineer star Oliver.
The player originally signed with the University of Texas-El Paso last November. At that time, the UTEP coach was Tony Barbee, who has since moved to Auburn. When Tim Floyd took over for Barbee, hegranted a pair of players, including Curry, their release on April 13.
"We allowed him to step out of his letter," Floyd said at the time, pointing to other options for the player.
Curry is a left-handed forward who was once rated the No. 35 prospect in Texas by Mike Kunstadt's Texas Hoops.com.
The player is said to be an athletic forward, gifted on the open floor, with good reach. His shooting has been described as "streaky," but with a nice 3-point touch.
"Darrious fills a void that we have at small forward with the losses of Da'Sean (Butler) and Devin (Ebanks)," says Huggins. "We lost all of our size on the wing and our size is critical to our success. We wanted to add more size to our perimeter."At Stratford, Curry averaged 19 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game as a senior for coach Mitch Hornsby. He was a McDonald's All-America finalist and earned first team all-District 18-5A honors for three consecutive years. Curry had 32 points against Hastings High and 30 points against Elsik High this past season.