11 - Jelani Currie
Jelani Currie
Height: 6-4
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Albany, N.Y.
High School: Albany Academy
Position: Guard

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 26 games, making six starts … notched 54 points, 26 rebounds and 10 assists on the season … went 16-for-39 from the field (.410) and 5-for-12 from beyond the arc (.417) … posted an assist, a rebound and a block against Tennessee Tech (11/16) … scored a career-best 15 points off the bench against UTSA (11/23), adding six rebounds … had eight points and two assists against Central Michigan (11/26) … posted two steals against Cal State Northridge (12/20) … scored five points in six minutes at Incarnate Word (2/6) … provided 11 strong minutes off the bench at Northern Colorado (3/19), scoring four points.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN):
Played in 18 games, averaging 1.8 points in 10.3 minutes per contest … was 12-for-31 from the floor and snared 14 rebounds on the season … made his Islanders debut against Texas Lutheran (11/10) … scored his first career point with a free throw against Toledo (11/28) and added a block … scored two points against UTSA (12/21) … exploded for 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting against Cal State Fullerton (2/23) … added seven points with a pair of threes against Southeastern La. (2/28).

Played at Albany Academy under Brian Fruscio … was named all-area his final two seasons on the court … as a senior, averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks … led the Cadets to a 14-5 record … played his AAU ball for the Albany City Rocks under Jim Hart … also was a standout in track and field and football at Albany Academy … was twice the state champion in the triple jump and was the New York State Federation champ in the event as well … was a first team all-area wide receiver in football.

Jelani Currie was born on July, 23, 1994, in Albany, N.Y. … son of Kenyette and Neal Currie … Neal played basketball at Siena in the 1980s … has two brothers, Jasiri and Jair, and a sister, Jahia … intends to major in marketing at the Island University.