Right now, there aren’t too many bigger name in the NBA than Steph Curry. His Golden State Warriors have won two out of the last three NBA championships, beating LeBron James in the process. Even though he has numerous All-Star teammates, a lot of the Warriors impressive performances are powered by Curry and his ridiculous shooting. He was the back-to-back MVP in 2015 and 2016, and was in the conversation for the 2017 award. There is now a strong case that Curry has supplanted LeBron as the best player in the league, something no one would have predicted a few years ago. Despite his astonishing talent, Curry is appears humble and is not your typical superstar. Here are 10 things you may not have known about one of the NBA’s biggest stars.
10. He Attended Davidson and Only Received Scholarships From Small Schools
It is difficult to imagine that Steph Curry was once not thought of as one of the top prospects in the country. This was the case, however. After leading his high school team to three conference titles and three state playoff appearances, he was only offered scholarships from small schools (Davidson, VCU, and Winthrop). This is largely due to Steph being just 6’0″ and 160 pounds at the time (he is now 6’3″ and 190). He opted for Davidson, and in his freshman year he finished second in scoring (behind Kevin Durant). Next season, he pushed Davidson to their first NCAA tournament match victory since 1969 in a 40 point performance, and this spurred them to a wild run where they reached the Elite 8 but fell to the eventual champions, the Kansas Jayhawks. In his third and final year, Curry averaged 28.6 PPG, 5.6 APG, 4.4 RPG and 2.5 SPG.