The Drill: Kole Curry is a leader for Chargers boys basketball team

Curry is the starting point guard on a talented W-WG boys basketball team, and is committed to play football at SMSU next year.

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Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys basketball player Kole Curry handles the ball in a Friday night game against Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.
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WESTBROOK — Kole Curry is the starting point guard on the Westbrook-Walnut Grove boys basketball team, and he can dish the ball around as well as any. The Chargers, who were 21-4 before the start of section play last weekend, were one of the top teams in the Red Rock Conference, and Curry played a big part in earning that record.

The W-WG basketball team is littered with scoring options, Curry’s role is to get the ball to them, which he does exceptionally well. Curry does the unceremonious work necessary for team basketball without complaint and he is instrumental in making the Chargers team one of the very best in their section.

In the Chargers’ Section 3A quarterfinal game against Red Rock Central Curry led the team in scoring with 22 points. Curry is a tough defender, with fluid hips and an ability to always know where the ball is going. In the quarterfinal game Curry had five steals.

Curry acts as facilitator. He handles the ball with ease and has great vision to sling it to an open player under the basket for the easy two points.

Curry is a hard worker on and off the court. His family owns the Shady Drive Inn restaurant in Storden, and he has helped out as a host and waiter since he was 12.


Curry is a talented wide receiver and is committed to play at Southwest Minnesota State University. Curry is a three sport athlete and competes in track and field in the spring season. His younger brothers Kevin and Kyle are on the Chargers basketball team. Curry plans to become a coach.

The Chargers entered the Section 3A tournament ranked third, with rival Southwest Christian ranked ahead second, and Russell-Tyler-Ruthton ranked one. Curry and the Chargers believe that their style of play makes them a tough opponent, and that the Westbrook-Walnut Grove team has a good shot to be holding the trophy at the end of the tournament.

To see a video of Kole Curry on the court, go online to . Here’s a sample of our interview:

QUESTION: How capable is this Chargers basketball team?

ANSWER: I think our team is very capable of going as far as we would like. I have no doubt we can go as far as the state tournament, and playoffs. In order to get that far we have to stay poised, we have to work as a team, do the things we do well, and just keep our heads in the game at all times and don’t let the fans kind of create their tempo and keep us off our tempo that we know.

QUESTION: Tell us the most unusual thing about you that most people don’t know.

ANSWER: I got actually a couple. I can definitely roll my tongue, make it into like a clover, and then math, yeah I would say I am pretty good at math. But something most people do not know about me is that I have a weird obsession with Italy. I have always wanted to go to Italy my whole life. My family is not much of like a travel family, so definitely Italy is a weird obsession of mine that many people do not know about.

QUESTION: Tell us about some of your interests outside of sports.


ANSWER: I like to work, and then just do things with my friends. I work at my family’s restaurant over in Storden. I am a waiter there, I serve food to people, and then this past summer I also worked at the school here as a janitor, just tidying things up and keeping things up to date, and everything.

Dominic Burns is a reporter at the Globe who covers general news and sports.
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