Meet Stephen Curry, an American college basketball player who plays as the point guard for the Wildcats of Davidson College. Stephen is said to be a favourite for the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft and is from the famous Curry family, headed by former NBA star Dell Curry. See a video and a biography of Stephen Curry here.
Stephen Curry and his brother Seth Curry will be the main attractions of this year’s BracketBusters event by ESPN. While Stephen is the main player in the Davidson starting lineup, Seth plays at Liberty. The Curry kids are sure to pull some sizable audience for the event.
Stephen has just recovered from his ankle injury and played in the recent Butler-Davidson game. He scored 21 points in the 63-75 defeat.
As a biography, Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina so his age is 20. He attended Charlotte Christian School and is the all-time leading scorer over there with 1700 points. Steph is the son of Dell Curry and Sonya Curry, a former volleyball player. He led his team to three conference titles and was named the team MVP.
Stephen had a superb freshman year at Davidson college scoring 32 points in just the second game. He led the conference in points and then led his college to the conference regular season title. He averaged 21.5 points. Although, Davidson lost to the University of Maryland in the NCAA Tournament, Curry scored 30 points in the final game and got standing ovation. He was later named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and the Tournament MVP.
Curry was instrumental in Davidson’s stellar performance in the 2008 NCAA Tournament during his sophomore year and averaged 25.5 points in the regular season. His team lost out to the top seeds Jayhawks in the final but made their first Elite 8 since 1969. Curry was nominated for ESPY Breakthrough Player of the Year.
He returned for the junior year and is currently the second leading scorer of the college. He is predicted to be the 9th overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft.