The Fighting Irish guard made his decision to attend Northwest earlier this fall after drawing interest from Division I programs and getting offers from Division II schools, including Drury, Truman State, and Missouri Western.
Kurth cited the mentoring of Lafayette alum and Northwest senior Bryston Williams as a big factor in his decision. Williams joined the Bearcats in 2009.
"Bryston's created a pipeline between Lafayette and Northwest," Irish head coach Chris Neff said.
Kurth solidified his status as one of St. Joseph's top players a season ago, helping the Irish to a 24-4 record and the Class 4, District 16 championship.