Davidson College has a strict policy in that it won’t retire the numbers of former student-athletes unless the have graduated. Thus, as ESPN’s C.L. Brown reported, reigning NBA MVP and current leading scorer Stephen Curry’s number remains available for players to use, though it has not been issued since he left after his junior season in 2009.
Curry himself addressed the situation.
“I knew what I signed up for when I went to Davidson,” Curry said. “I made a promise to coach [Bob] McKillop and my family that when I left school back in ’09 that that would be accomplished — and it will be soon. Hopefully sooner than later.”
“It’s still a priority for sure; obviously there’s a lot going on right now,” Curry said. “Taking advantage of my career right now on the court in the NBA, it’s only a very short window, so you want to give all the attention and effort. But to be able to finish out that part of my life, whenever it does happen, will be huge.”
Curry said he’s short just a couple of classes and he’s “researched a plan of attack of how to get it done.”
It’s great to see Curry remain so devoted to getting his degree, but he’s definitely got a full plate now that he’s arguably the best scorer in the league. Throw in a wife and kids, and getting to class becomes all the more difficult!
But that doesn’t take away from the fact that Curry is the best player to pass through Davidson’s basketball program. In three years with the Wildcats, he averaged 25.3 points per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from long range. This season, with his Golden State Warriors off to a 20-0 start after winning a championship last year, he leads the NBA with 32 points, 5.1 rebounds, six assists and 2.4 steals per game while shooting 52 percent from the field and an eye-popping 46 percent from long range.
Once he gets his degree, he can just add it to another long list of accomplishments.
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