Coach Shockingly Admits How “Awful” Stephen Curry Was in College: “He Threw the Ball Into the Stands, He Dropped Passes, He Dribbled Off His Foot, He Missed Shots”

Published 01/10/2022, 11:00 PM EST
Dec 13, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors have come back with a bang this season. And the primary reason they have seen such an astounding success is Stephen Curry. He has been a tremendously great offensive player and a top contender for winning MVP. Furthermore, he is having one of his best defensive seasons as well.

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But things were not always like this for the Baby Face Assassin. His college coach recently spoke about how far the sharpshooter has come from his college days.

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Just like any other basketball player, Curry had to work his way through the ranks. At the beginning of his NBA career, his ceiling didn’t appear as high. And yet, years later, he became the reason the game has transformed. This was all possible through the efforts Curry put in behind the scenes.

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His college coach came out and spoke about the improvement the Warriors star has gone through.

Stephen Curry was not always a great player

Dec 23, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

When you look at Steph today, it is hard to think he was ever a terrible player. The man has changed the game of basketball with his shooting prowess and continues to reach new heights. However, even Curry started with nothing and worked his to get to where he is. His Davidson coach, Bob McKillop, spoke about how Curry started off an awful player.

He explained saying: “He was awful. He threw the ball into the stands, he dropped passes, he dribbled off his foot, he missed shots. But never once during that game did he blame an official, or point a finger at a teammate. He was always cheering from the bench, he looked in his coaches eyes, and he never flinched. That stuck with me.”

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Bob also spoke about how Curry never played in the main gym and not many guys watched him either. Steph has been an underdog his entire early basketball career, but he always carried the right mindset. Despite not being the best player, he kept true to his work and became one of the most influential players in the history of the sport.

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Even when he came into the league, injuries slowed down his career. But Stephen Curry rose from all that and is now the face of the NBA. It goes to show just how much even Steph had to work to get to where he is today.

Do you think Curry would be as great a player if he got the same attention during his college days? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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