“Curry for three!” has got to be one of the most used phrases by NBA announcers during a Golden State Warriors game. The starting point guard for the Warriors, Steph Curry, has become the most dangerous outside shooting threat in the NBA. With a quick crossover and even quicker shot release, Curry has also become one of the most entertaining players to watch since college.
As a high school senior, Curry’s wish was to follow in his father’s footsteps, former NBA player Dell Curry. Dell was a standout player at Virginia Tech, but Steph was not offered the same opportunity. Curry was only offered scholarships from Virginia Commonwealth, Winthrop and Davidson College.
Since stepping on the court as 6-foot-2, 163-pound freshman at Davidson College, Curry impressed rival coaches and athletes. During his freshman season the point guard averaged 21 points and shot 40 percent from three. Curry also set the single-season record in the NCAA for most freshman three-point field goals with 122. Curry ended his Davidson career averaging 25 points per game and shooting 41 percent from behind the arc. He is also the all-time leader in points (974) and steals (86) and was named Southern Conference player of the year twice.
The ex-Wildcat wasted no time displaying his range in the NBA. Through his four years in the league, Curry is shooting 44 percent from behind the arc, averaging 19 points and six assists. Last season was probably one of his best shooting years, Steph set the regular season record for most three-pointers in a season with 272. During the Warriors’ playoff run Curry hit 18 three-pointers in his first four career playoff games which is also an NBA record.
Curry has become a very impactful player in the NBA despite being doubted early in his career due to his size. Steph’s pairing with sharpshooting small forward Klay Thompson has made the Warriors a relevant team in the Western Conference. With the addition of the All-Star swingman Andre Iguodala, Golden State has a solid starting five that can compete in the west.
If you’re a fan who likes high scoring and fast-paced basketball, every time the Marc Jackson led Golden State Warriors are playing it is wise you tune in!