Former Cager Daniel Curtin To Continue His Career Overseas
Daniel Curtin, a four-year member of the Emory basketball
program, will continue his playing career this fall when he
Curtin, who played for the Eagles from the 2006-07 through 2009-10 seasons, will take his skills to Ireland where he will play for the Belfast Tropics of the Premier League. Curtin will play as part of the Crossover Basketball initiative which incorporates basketball as a way to bring people of various backgrounds together. The season runs from October through April.
Curtin ended his Emory career in the No. 8 position on the school’s all-time list with 122 three-point field. The Great Barrington Mass., native played in a total of 83 games and posted double-figure scoring on 31 occasions including six outings of 20 or more points. Other school career categories where he ranks prominently include three-point field goal percentage (9th, .370) and free throw percentage (11th, .785). He earned All-UAA Honorable Mention honors as a senior, starting all 25 games and averaging 10.6 points per contest.
“Daniel worked extremely hard everyday at becoming a better basketball player and leader,” said Emory head coach Jason Zimmerman. “It is exciting that Daniel gets to follow a dream and continue playing basketball while having a positive impact on young people in Northern Ireland.”
The head coach of the Tropics is David Cullen, who assists with the organization of Crossover Basketball and who received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2007 ESPY Awards for his work with Peace Players International.