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Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:15 pm
by HSScout1
The 6'7" 230# Forward is transferring in from Louisiana Tech. From Ann Arbor. Played 2 years JUCO. Played in only one game last season due to a knee injury. Rated the No. 45 best junior college player in the country in 2017

Read more: http://udtitanbasketball.freeforums.net ... z5NnQqlkrs

https://twitter.com/HCurry_24/status/10 ... 4306073601

His Bio from last season

http://www.latechsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/harrison_curry_1045556.html

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:23 pm
by Titans03
Nice to get a D1 transfer and some much needed size!

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:24 pm
by Tacitus651
Another #rebrandfail from a recruit.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:07 pm
by titandave
Assuming Harrison is able to fully recover from injury; he's a welcome addition to the roster. Since he attended a non JUCO school last season; I assume he'll need to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:37 pm
by ptctitan
From National Prep Hoops

"The Horizon league just got a game changer in @HCurry_24 ! He is going too put up serious numbers at Detroit"

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:29 pm
by NC Titan
Tacitus651 wrote:Another #rebrandfail from a recruit.


You're kinda missing the story, Tacitus.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:49 pm
by titanmike
titandave wrote:Assuming Harrison is able to fully recover from injury; he's a welcome addition to the roster. Since he attended a non JUCO school last season; I assume he'll need to sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.


Not sure, but having only played one game, would this impact his chances of playing in 18-19?

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:51 pm
by titanmike

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:26 pm
by uofdfan1983
Tac just likes to harp on this, kinda like the JJ-hater relates EVERY story back to JJ somehow. We are U-D in my mind. Always will be. That's all that matters to me. If you call us Detroit Mercy, I won't hit you.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:19 pm
by upbasketballfan
uofdfan1983 wrote:Tac just likes to harp on this, kinda like the JJ-hater relates EVERY story back to JJ somehow. We are U-D in my mind. Always will be. That's all that matters to me. If you call us Detroit Mercy, I won't hit you.


I'm thinking most of these young men announcing that they are going to Detroit to play basketball and relaying their excitement to others on their twitter, do not want their friends and followers to think they are going to play for a nursing school.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:20 pm
by Tacitus651
Except, the name of your university and it’s athletic program should not be a subjective matter that results in constant inconsistency. This confuses recruits, fans, students, prospective students. I don’t see how anyone can argue the inconsistency is a good thing and half of us should just go on calling us “Detroit” and the other half “Detroit Mercy.”

All that said, welcome to Detroit Mercy, Harrison. The highlights sure are impressive.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:08 pm
by NC Titan
Maybe we can make it work for us. If people think Detroit and Detroit Mercy are two different college, each gets 13 scholarships ...

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:22 pm
by DetroitBASKETBALL
Tacitus651 wrote:Except, the name of your university and it’s athletic program should not be a subjective matter that results in constant inconsistency. This confuses recruits, fans, students, prospective students. I don’t see how anyone can argue the inconsistency is a good thing and half of us should just go on calling us “Detroit” and the other half “Detroit Mercy.”

All that said, welcome to Detroit Mercy, Harrison. The highlights sure are impressive.


MSU, State, Michigan State University somehow they make it if they have 3 different names that they are referred to. Give it a break Tacitus

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:26 pm
by dennycrane
Point very well made, BASKETBALL. Let's hope tacitus does give it a break. I'm not optimistic though.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:23 pm
by Tacitus651
I don’t mind abbreviations or acronyms. I think fans at Michigan State would not be enthusiastic if a recruit tweeted he was attending Michigan State College, University of East Lansing.

I don’t like talking about this more than anyone else but clearly there’s a problem since the university spent tons of money surveying alumni, developing a new logo and branding strategy while two years later nearly everyone (recruits/local papers/Chronicle of Higher Ed/current students) still gets it wrong. Sorry if asking the university develop a consistent name is so much to ask.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:59 pm
by Rogobob77
Tacitus651 wrote:I don’t mind abbreviations or acronyms. I think fans at Michigan State would not be enthusiastic if a recruit tweeted he was attending Michigan State College, University of East Lansing.

I don’t like talking about this more than anyone else but clearly there’s a problem since the university spent tons of money surveying alumni, developing a new logo and branding strategy while two years later nearly everyone (recruits/local papers/Chronicle of Higher Ed/current students) still gets it wrong. Sorry if asking the university develop a consistent name is so much to ask.

Every college has two or three ways it’s referenced, but we have at least seven in common rotation two years after the branding rollout:

U of D
University of Detroit
University of Detroit Mercy
UDM
Detroit
Detroit Mercy
Mercy

There are multiple additional variants, e.g., U of D Mercy, Detroit-Mercy, etc.

“Our consultants advised that to return to ‘University of Detroit’ as the school name would cause mass confusion.” — UDM official, August 2017.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:15 pm
by Hoopster_Now_In_DC
titanmike wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQQvklZ8MW0


This cat looks like a cross of Nick Minnerath and Doug Anderson.

But do I dare say Xavier Keeling?

Hope things are finalized.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:36 pm
by titandave
I'll be pleasantly surprised if Harrision Curry is immediately eligible; he'll have the inside track to be our starting PF. :D

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:17 am
by DetroitBASKETBALL
Rogobob77 wrote:
Tacitus651 wrote:I don’t mind abbreviations or acronyms. I think fans at Michigan State would not be enthusiastic if a recruit tweeted he was attending Michigan State College, University of East Lansing.

I don’t like talking about this more than anyone else but clearly there’s a problem since the university spent tons of money surveying alumni, developing a new logo and branding strategy while two years later nearly everyone (recruits/local papers/Chronicle of Higher Ed/current students) still gets it wrong. Sorry if asking the university develop a consistent name is so much to ask.

Every college has two or three ways it’s referenced, but we have at least seven in common rotation two years after the branding rollout:

U of D
University of Detroit
University of Detroit Mercy
UDM
Detroit
Detroit Mercy
Mercy

There are multiple additional variants, e.g., U of D Mercy, Detroit-Mercy, etc.

“Our consultants advised that to return to ‘University of Detroit’ as the school name would cause mass confusion.” — UDM official, August 2017.


I wonder how long it took Michigan Agricultural College to go away for MSU and all the acronyms like maybe MAC? Dare I say more than 2 years. Also, we had different names prior to rebrand, not many schools went thru this many name changes in 25 years. We are a merger of UofD and Mercy College, I think Mercy alums are allowed to refer to us as Mercy as well as UofD alums as UofD not going away in 2 years, the athletic teams continued to be called Detroit. You expect a rebrand in 2 years to get rid of 30 years of confusing but necessary marketing. Also I think there is nothing wrong if we have the nicknames as there are alums that graduated from all those schools, I wonder if a Michigan Agricultural College alums that are around still refer to the school as that, they did not have as many confusing changes and it happened in 1964 as our name change happened in 1992 with a merger of 2 schools and a rebrand 2 years ago. Give it a break, nothing is built overnight. I graduated from UDM and if it was changed to UofD, I would still in passing refer to it as UDM on occasion as I do today, I agree however that UofD was a better choice to switch to from a marketing perspective if you are a UofD alum, but ask a Mercy College graduate how they would feel about that, with one stroke you wiped out their contribution to the merger of these 2 institutions that saved the combined school and history that Mercy College existed. Also, I don't think for a financially strapped institution it is wise to tick of 1 of its 2 sponsors. Maybe with time the Mercy name will drop off naturally due to everyone continually referring to us as UofD including the younger generation with the school embracing it, but keeping the Mercy on official documentation, there is nothing wrong for you to keep pushing UofD but I am saying that this is not an act of idiocy based on the information I received from someone who was close to that decision making, also that statement about going back to UofD is only an excerpt from the entire recommendation, it wasn't just about how Garibaldi or Sisters of Mercy or Jesuits felt about the names. Probably would have helped to switch to something like Michigan Catholic University, but no the compromise was to keep the legacy of both schools in the name, that compromise at this point is still a sticking point and a full court press from Dr. Garibaldi could not change the name today, that maybe a different story 10-20 years from now, especially if we are still commonly referred to as UofD.

Re: Harrison Curry

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:57 am
by titanmac
ja awards to those who are hijacking this thread from harrison curry's welcome as one of the newest titans! look around...there's a whole other thread devoted to the naming issues. welcome HC! we're glad to have you!