Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry - born to Dell and Sonya Curry, on the 14th of March, 1988 - is an American professional player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is considered one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.
It is noteworthy that Steph's dad played in the NBA for 16 years, but having a parent that played in the NBA does not necessarily guarantee one would also do so. Most scouts in college dismissed Curry because of his small stature. He had to work really hard to be selected for college basketball.
Steph had a great high school career. However, most of the other great NBA players of today had even better high school careers. Most other NBA stars win state for their high school singlehandedly. Steph never won a state championship. Steph still had a good enough high school career to go to a Division I college. His father went to Virginia Tech, so Steph wanted to follow in his footsteps. However, Virginia Tech did not offer Steph a scholarship. Steph was offered scholarships to Davidson, VCU, and Winthrop.
Curry played college basketball for Davidson, where he was twice named Southern Conference player of the year, setting the all-time scoring record for both Davidson and the Southern Conference. During his sophomore year he set the single-season NCAA record for the three-pointers made.
Curry went on to be drafted by the Golden State Warriors during the 2009 NBA Draft. However because of his recurring injuries, during his first three years he was compared to Grant Hill, whose large potential wasn't fully realized due to being constantly injured very early in his career. Like most of the things in Curry's life, he bounced back and improved tremendously, setting records on his way to stardom.
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry is definitely a phenomenon and a rare breed of athlete that combines family life and sports, a rare thing for athletes to do, perfectly.
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