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JamesOn, JamesOff?

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jan 18, 2008 3:32PM

2008_01_sports_jameson_curr.jpgWe always imagined it'd be pretty hard to get into too much trouble in a place like Boise. The Bulls' second-round draft pick JamesOn Curry, currently playing for the Iowa Energy in the NBA's developmental league, however, managed to find enough to be arrested in the Idaho town early Thursday morning and to be charged with urinating in public and resisting arrest.

While the team's draft picks have tended to be high-character players from top collegiate programs, Curry was perhaps best known for his actions off the court. Curry's selection by the Bulls last June was a bit of a departure from their norm during the John Paxson era.

The all-time leading scorer in North Carolina high school history, Curry was busted for trying to sell drugs to an undercover police offer. As a result of the arrest and his subsequent guilty plea, UNC rescinded its scholarship offer.

After playing for Oklahoma State for three years, Curry entered last June's draft. Prior to the draft, Paxson and Curry met on a number of occasions to discuss his past legal troubles. The Bulls seemed confident enough that those days were behind him to give him a shot. Can this police run-in be enough to cause the Bulls organization to part ways with JamesOn?

Mugshot via Ada Co. Sherriff's Office.