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Eric Curry Commits to Minnesota

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The 6'8" power forward prospect out of Little Rock will join former Iowa State target, Amir Coffey, in Gopher land.

Eric Curry and Audrea Phipps (mother) pose with Richard Pitino on visit to the University of Minnesota
Eric Curry and Audrea Phipps (mother) pose with Richard Pitino on visit to the University of Minnesota
Audrea Phipps

Richard Pitino has officially landed his second top 150 prospect of the week by poaching Eric Curry from his hometown Razorbacks. Curry's mom took to Twitter this morning to announce the commitment.

Curry, who visited Iowa State for the September 12th tilt against the Hawkeyes, had the Cyclones in his final three, although it became increasingly clear throughout the week that the Gophers and Hogs were the clear one and two.

I've been mentioning for a couple weeks now that Coffey and Curry visited Minnesota together, and much like Donovan Jackson, Coffey has been helping recruit his friend to the twin cities since he gave his pledge. There's no doubt that their bond played a role in the recruiting process.

Without Curry, Iowa State moves forward with a front court of Emmanuel Malou, Simeon Carter, Brady Ernst and Solomon Young for 2016. While there is definitely talent in that group, none have seen game action in a Cyclone uniform yet. I wouldn't be surprised to see the staff seek the services of another big man in this recruiting cycle, or on the transfer market to add some depth.