2013 NCAA Tournament Player Profile: Duke Blue Devils Guard Seth Curry
The Duke Blue Devils likely have the best program currently running a muck in the land of college hoops. While the argument is debatable, the success the program has had under Mike Krzyzewski is not. Coach K regularly has his teams in the NCAA Tournament, deep in the dance and always in a realistic mix to win the national title. He also has had his fair share of superstars make their way through the program. While not a superstar on the level of some of the other former Dukies, Seth Curry is doing enough to end up having a spot in Blue Devil lore.
Curry was at one point the least known Curry in all the land. His father, Dell Curry, was an NBA sharpshooter back in the day and did enough in his career that people remembered him years after he retired. Then there is Stephen Curry, the apple of every basketball fans’ eye. Stephen had a magical run while with the Davidson Wildcats and is now starting to stake his claim as the best shooter in the entire world. Still, there was Seth just hanging around, an unknown commodity.
While his brother’s journey in the NBA was just starting, Seth was getting his going at the collegiate level with the Liberty Flames. In his freshman campaign Curry averaged over 20 points per game, but was still only known as Steph’s little brother who happens to be playing at a small-level hoops program.
Then he decided it was time for a change and transferred to Duke. After sitting out a year, it was clear that Curry needed to adjust to playing at a higher-level conference on a regular basis. His first two years with the program were productive (9 ppg then 13.2), but he didn’t hit the stride of success people expected out carrying the Curry namesake. As a senior, Curry now averages a shade over 17 points per game and has become so solid that there might be a future in the NBA for the youngest of the Curry clan.
Curry not only has to live with the expectations that playing at Duke brings, but he also has been playing in the shadow of his father and brother. That is a tough task to ask any person in any line of work. Seth, well, he seems to be doing just fine making a name for himself on his own merits.
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