For three seasons, Brandyn Curry had carved out an identity as the pass-first point guard of an upwardly mobile Harvard basketball team, an extension of head coach Tommy Amaker, who was in charge of turning the Crimson into a team that not only could run with the Ivy League but become a player on the national level.
Curry and teammate Kyle Casey had to withdraw from school last fall in the wake of a cheating scandal that implicated 125 Harvard students. But they have reenrolled and are hoping to lead Harvard to a fourth straight Ivy League basketball championship.
“Those guy were able to mature,” said coach Tommy Amaker. “Being away, sometimes that can give you a different perspective on things certainly.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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