You might remember when Stephen Curry-mania hit it’s peak last March as Davidson’s point guard single-handedly led 10th seed Davidson to the Elite-8. Well, once again Stephen Curry has captivated America.
During last night’s Jimmy V Classic Curry had a second half performance for the ages dropped 13 straight points on West Virginia in the final five minutes, including a go-ahead, game clinching NBA length foot three-pointer with only 39.6 seconds left to play.
Madison Square Garden was at full capacity and as SI said this morning, “Stephen Curry drew the biggest college hoops crowd at MSG this year. The crowd was there to see him. Bigger games with bigger schools (Duke and North Carolina) had been played at MSG already this season, and people hadn’t turned out like this.”
Why don’t you join in the madness and check out 10 Stephen Curry Facts after the jump so you can drop some Curry trivia on your friends.
1) Curry is the product of good genes. He is the son of former NBA sharpshooter and current Charlotte Bobcats Assistant Coach Dell Curry and former Virginia Tech volleyball standout Sonya Curry.
2) Stephen was a child actor appearing with his father in a Burger King commercial as a kid.
3) He is listed at 6 ft 3 in, 182 lb with size 14 feet.
4) In high school Curry shot over 48% from 3-point range and amassed a school record 1,700 points in his career.
5) His father Dell was inducted into the Virginia Tech athletic hall of fame but despite this as a senior in high school Curry did not receive any scholarship offers from major-conference schools, not even the Hokies.
6) He did receive scholarship offers from Davidson College, Virginia Commonwealth, and Winthrop.
7) Until his arrival Davidson had not won an NCAA Tournament game since 1969.
8) In the 2006-07 season Curry was second in freshman scoring behind only the #2 pick of the 2007 draft Kevin Durant.
9) As a sophomore Curry ended the year fifth in division-one scoring.
10) LeBron James is one of Curry’s biggest fan. On Saturday King James traveled to North Carolina to watch Curry take on in state rival NC State. Curry scored 44 point and kept #23 entertained the whole time.