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NETS Add 3 to Training Camp Roster

Nets Bring Three From D-League Affiliate Springfield Armor


December 9, 2011


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The New Jersey Nets have signed free agents JamesOn Curry, Dennis Horner, and Jerry Smith, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released. All three players come from the Springfield Armor, the Nets D-League affiliate, after appearing in the Armor's first three games of the season. The Nets training camp roster stands at 14 players.

Curry, a 6'4" guard, has spent the previous four seasons in the D-League with Iowa and Springfield. After being selected in the second round, 51st overall, by the Chicago Bulls in the 2007 NBA Draft, Curry spent time with Iowa on assignment during the 2007-08 season and rejoined the team during the 2008-09 campaign. The Oklahoma State alum was taken 14th overall in the first round of the 2009 NBA D-League Draft as the first selection in Springfield Armor history. Curry played in one game with the Los Angeles Clippers in January of 2010 after earning a 10-day contract. In three seasons with Springfield, Curry has appeared in 74 games and averaged 15.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.3 minutes. He is the Armor’s franchise leader in points, assists, steals and games played. In three contests in 2011-12, all starts, Curry has averaged 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 assists in 38 minutes.

Horner, a 6'9" forward, is a New Jersey native who spent four years at N.C. State. After leaving school following the 2009-10 campaign, Horner joined VOO Verviers-Pepinster in Belgium's First Division before moving to Hasapis Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus' Division A. During the 2010-11 season, he averaged 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 13 games with Hasapis Omonia Nicosia. Horner was selected by the Springfield Armor in the third round (47th overall) in the 2011 NBA Development League Draft. In three games with the Armor this season, all starts, he averaged 15.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 30 minutes.

Smith, a 6'2" guard, played four years at Louisville before being selected by Springfield in the fifth round, 69th overall, in the 2010 NBA D-League Draft. Entering the 2011-12 campaign, Smith is ranked in the Armor's top five all-time in points, assists, steals, and minutes played. In 49 career games with the Armor, Smith has averaged 13.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 25 minutes. In three contests this season, he has averaged 20.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 34 minutes.

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