Cureton is a 6-4 wing from Indianapolis, Ind., who comes to USU from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. He earned the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Most Improved Player Award and was a second-team all-OCCAC selection, helping the Tartan Pride post a 21-9 record last season. As a sophomore, Cureton averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, while shooting 51.1 percent from the field, 48.6 percent from three-point range and 75.0 percent at the free throw line. As a freshman, Cureton posted 8.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, netting 32 percent of his three-pointers. Cureton played high school basketball at Cathedral High School.
"Trace is versatile in that he has the skills to play all three perimeter positions. He is a good shooter, solid ball-handler and a willing defender," Morrill said. "He is a high-character young man from a great family, and we are delighted to have him as an Aggie."
Cureton is the son of Jerome and Marie Cureton and intends on majoring in political science at USU. His brother, Justin, played baseball at Indiana and helped the Hoosiers to the College World Series in 2013, while his younger brother, Luke, is a freshman this season for the Hoosiers' baseball team. He has another brother, Ian, who is a junior defensive back for the Ball State football team.