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Trace Cureton

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Trace Cureton
No. 0 – Gigantes de Carolina
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBaloncesto Superior Nacional
Personal information
Born (1994-07-30) July 30, 1994 (age 27)
Stuttgart, Germany
NationalityAmerican / Puerto Rican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolCathedral (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Sinclair CC (2012–2014)
  • Utah State (2014–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019Wallan Panthers
2021 Gigantes de Carolina
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-OCCAC (2014)
  • OCCAC Most Improved Player (2014)

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Trace Matthew Cureton (born July 30, 1994) is an American-Puerto Rican professional basketball player who currently plays for Gigantes de Carolina of the BSN. He played two seasons of college basketball for the Utah State Aggies. He was selected by Brujos de Guayama with the 13th pick in the 2020 Baloncesto Superior Nacional draft.

Early life[edit]

Cureton was born in Stuttgart, Germany.[1]

College career[edit]

Cureton began his career by playing two years at Sinclair Community College[2][3]. In his sophomore season, Sinclair peaked at #4 in the national rankings and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NJCAA tournament.[4][5] Against JUCO powerhouse[6][7] Vincennes University, Cureton posted 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists,[8] winning his matchup with All-American and University of Kentucky recruit Mychal Mulder. In May of 2014, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Utah State University and head coach Stew Morrill.[3][9] His playing time fluctuated throughout his career;[10] at the conclusion of his four years in college he had totaled 1031 points, 204 assists, and 321 rebounds,[11][12][13] earning the OCCAC Most Improved Player award and 2nd-team All-OCCAC.[5][14] He served on the team's Leadership Council during his senior year.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Wallan Panthers (2019)[edit]

In 2019, Cureton joined the Wallan Panthers of the Big V Division Two, an Australian fourth-tier league.[15] The team finished tenth out of twelve teams in 2018, winning only seven games.[16] With averages of 20.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg, and 3.9 apg[17] he would help guide the Panthers to a finals spot,[18] increasing the win total from seven to seventeen. He finished fourth in the league in total points scored, third in total assists, and tenth in total rebounds.

Brujos de Guayama (2020)[edit]

In January 2020, Cureton was selected by Brujos de Guayama with the thirteenth pick in the BSN draft.[19][20] The season was set to begin on February 29,[21] but COVID shut down leagues worldwide.[22]

Gigantes de Carolina (2021)[edit]

Cureton signed with Gigantes de Carolina for the 2021 Baloncesto Superior Nacional season. [23] He is currently not on Carolina's official BSN roster and did not play in their first two regular season games.[24]


Cureton is from Indianapolis, Indiana.[3] He double-majored in Political Science and Business. In high school, he participated in track and field, and earned All-City honors. He also played tennis.[5]


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  2. "Trace Cureton". Sinclair CC Athletics. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
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  4. Archdeacon, Tom. "Sinclair star finds his spotlight". dayton-daily-news. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Cureton Utah State Aggie Profile". Utah State University Athletics. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Men's Basketball Coaching Staff - Athletics - Vincennes University". www.vinu.edu. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  7. "Vincennes University Trailblazers win fourth men's basketball national championship - External Relations - Vincennes University". www.vinu.edu. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  8. "Sinclair vs Vincennes University (12/16/13 at Vincennes, IN)". www.athstats.vinu.edu. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  9. staff, Standard-Examiner. "USU basketball has first practice Friday". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  10. "USU basketball: Stew Morrill finds some depth as Aggies journey to Boise". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  11. "NJCAA statistics". OCCAC.org. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "NJCAA - Region 12". NJCAA - Region 12. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  13. "Trace Cureton College Stats". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  14. Henline, Mitch. "The best is yet to come for USU's Trace Cureton". Cache Valley Daily. Retrieved 2021-01-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. Russell, Jackson (2019-03-05). "Panthers prepare for Big V". The North Central Review. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  16. "Ladder for Division Two Men". SportsTG. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  17. "Player Statistics Trace Cureton Wallan Panthers". BigV.com. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. Leckie, Evelyn (2019-07-30). "Panthers to face local rival in final". The North Central Review. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  19. "Baloncesto Superior Nacional Draft 2020". BSNPR.com. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. "BSN Sorteo 2020". Primera Hora. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  21. "Tony Mitchell regresa al BSN con los Brujos de Guayama". bsnpr.com (in Spanish). January 20, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  22. "International basketball virtually shut down". ESPN.com. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  23. https://www.metro.pr/pr/deportes/2021/07/08/listos-los-gigantes-carolina-la-temporada-2021-del-bsn.html
  24. https://www.bsnpr.com/equipos/equipo.asp?e=10&serie=1&anio=2021

External links[edit]

Category:1994 births Category:Living people Category:African-American basketball players Category:American expatriate basketball people in Australia Category:American men's basketball players Category:American people of Puerto Rican descent Category:Basketball players from Indiana Category:Junior college men's basketball players in the United States Category:Point guards Category:Sinclair Community College alumni Category:Sportspeople from Indianapolis Category:Sportspeople from Stuttgart Category:Utah State Aggies men's basketball players

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