By: Lewis Mata
Stephen Curry is the starting point guard for the Golden State Warriors. He was drafted seventh overall in the first round of the 2009 draft by the Golden State Warriors and he has never put on another NBA team’s jersey. Coming into the league, Curry was written off and overlooked. Many scouts and GMs questioned how well he would fair in the NBA due to his smaller size and lack of “explosiveness.”
Curry is the son of former NBA player Dell Curry who was known for his shooting abilities. Curry has been seen as an underdog since his days in college. The only school to offer Curry a scholarship out of highschool was Davidson College in North Carolina. At Davidson, Curry was able to break the NCAA freshman record for three point field goals made in a season. He was also named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year as well as SoCon Tournament MVP. Coming out of college, Curry had acquired many awards for his accomplishments on the court, yet many wrote him off.
He did not make much of a splash in the NBA until recently. The Warriors have not been the strongest team historically, but a coaching change as well as some good draft acquirements has made the Warriors became a championship team. All they needed was a superstar, which they had in Stephen Curry. In the 2015 season, Curry won the MVP award after leading the NBA in scoring, three point field goals made, free throw percentage as well as being voted into his third All Star game. Curry was also able to win an NBA championship that year making 2015 his best year in the league and putting his name in the talk of best player to ever do it. Everyone knew Stephen was a great shooter, but no one knew he would shoot himself to the top of the NBA’s history books.