Stephen Curry, Who Graduated Only in 2022, Once Carried a Microwave for His Freshman Orientation for One Reason

Published 09/22/2022, 5:30 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 8: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 8, 2021 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA superstar Stephen Curry is arguably the best shooter ever. However, he was not always considered a superstar. During high school, he was a good player. However, he was known around the place for being the son of former NBA star Dell Curry. He also did not receive many Division-I scholarships. He joined Davidson college in Davidson, North Carolina. The only Division-I college that offered him a scholarship. It was one of the smallest schools that played Division-I sports. However, all Curry needed was a chance to improve and game time to showcase his abilities.

Interestingly, the baby-faced assassin reportedly showed up at Davidson for freshman orientation with a microwave, “his laptop, four duffel bags and a red, white, and blue quilt he got from his grandmother as a graduation gift.” Very humble beginnings indeed. However, no one could have predicted what they were about to witness. His teammates and the entire school were witnessing greatness in the making. Curry slowly developed his physicality a bit and started to consistently hit shots from behind the arc.

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In his first year for the Davidson Wildcats, he won the Southern Conference’s Freshman of the Year award. In his second year, he started putting up wild numbers against strong Division-I teams.

Stephen Curry graduates after more than a decade in the NBA

Stephen Curry in his second year also led the Wildcats Elite Eight, only missing out on a Final Four appearance by a whisker. In 2009, he became the NCAA scoring leader and also made the Consensus first-team All-American. He then declared for the 2009 NBA draft before graduating. Recently, after more than a decade in the league Curry graduated from Davidson College.

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The former MVP needed to complete one semester of coursework to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, which he accomplished in May. Furthermore, the college retired his #30 jersey, and also inducted him into Davidson College’s Hall of Fame.

The Golden State Warriors selected Curry as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Everyone knew he was a good shooter, however, not many realized he had the potential to change the game of basketball. Maybe not even him. He just played the game like he always did and was having fun on the hardwood.

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Bagavathi Eswaran

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Bagavathi Eswaran is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been playing the game of basketball for more than 20 years now and has also been following the NBA for more than 10 years. After not being able to go pro, this former college player decided to join the IT industry.

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