Bill Curley

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Bill Curley
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Power forward
Personal information
Born (1972-05-29) May 29, 1972 (age 41)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Duxbury (Duxbury, Massachusetts)
College Boston College (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro playing career 1994–2001
Career history
1994–1995 Detroit Pistons
1995–1996 Portland Trail Blazers
19971999 Minnesota Timberwolves
1999 New Jersey Nets
1999 Minnesota Timberwolves
1999 Golden State Warriors
2000 Houston Rockets
2000 Golden State Warriors
2000 Dallas Mavericks
2000–2001 Golden State Warriors
Career NBA statistics
Points 394 (2.7 ppg)
Rebounds 290 (2.0 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

William Michael 'Bill' Curley (born May 29, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school/college career[edit]

A 6'9" power forward born in Boston, Massachusetts with a reputation for being a solid outside shooter in spite of his size, Curley led his Duxbury High School Green Dragons basketball team to a Massachusetts State Championship in 1989. He was selected as a McDonald's All-American in 1990, and was one of the most highly recruited players in the entire country. He was sought after by schools such as Notre Dame, Duke, Villanova, North Carolina and Connecticut.

He chose to accept a scholarship offer from his hometown team, the Boston College Eagles. There, Curley led a renaissance of the school's basketball program. He was the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year in 1991, and was twice selected as a first team All-Big East player.

A four-time team MVP, Curley was the team leader on the 1994 squad which advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA basketball tournament. In 1994 he received the BC "Eagle of the Year" award as the school's top athlete (subsequently inducted into the Boston College Hall of Fame on November 12, 2006). His college coach, Jim O'Brien called him "...one of the best players ever at Boston College."[1]

NBA career[edit]

Selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft, Curley played in five NBA seasons, for five different teams: the Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks. His professional career was blighted with injuries, and he missed the entire schedule from 1995–97, playing a maximum of 53 regular season contests, in his rookie year.

Upon retiring, with averages of 2.7 points in two rebounds, in only 147 games, Curley settled with his wife and three children in his hometown of Duxbury, Massachusetts, running summer basketball camps.[2] Currently, he is a volunteer assistant at Emerson College in Boston under his Boston College coach Jim O'Brien. Curley has two brothers and one sister, with both brothers, Matty and Mickey, having played professional basketball overseas.

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