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Stephen Curry – Before He Was Famous

Before They Were Famous

Before Steph Curry was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2015

Before Steph Curry’s habit of chewing on his mouth guard would pick up more attention then most players.

The son of NBA star Dell Curry and a mom who has mean skills at Volleyball. He played college basketball for Davidson. There, he was twice named Southern Conference Player of the Year and set the all-time scoring record for both Davidson and the Southern Conference.

During his sophomore year, he also set the single-season NCAA record for three-pointers made. All of this would help him in ultimate goal of making it into the NBA, when he got there his career was hindered by an ankle sprain, eventually he lead the Warriors to their first NBA championship in 40 years. He also found a little lady in Charlotte North Carolina when he was only 14, the two would eventually go on to marry.

Steph Curry was born Wardell Stephen Curry II on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio, but mainly grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The oldest son of former NBA player Dell Curry, who took to teaching his son the fundamentals of basketball early on.  His mother Sonya, a former Division I volleyball star, taught her boy discipline.

He is the eldest of three children, his brother Seth is also a professional basketball player and his sister Sydel a volleyball superstar just like her mom.

Throughout his youth, Steph and his brother would often attend their fathers games playing with the Charlotte Hornets.

As a child, he attended a Montessori school that had been started by his mother. But the family would have to pack their bags and move to The North when his father was traded to the Toronto Raptors.

At this time Stephen attended Queensway Christian College in Etobicoke, Ontario. And led the basketball team to an undefeated season.

His future wife Ayesha Alexander hails from Toronto, but he wouldn’t meet her there. Stephen and his family moved back to Charlotte for high school and he was enrolled at Charlotte Christian, he was also youth Christian program and it was there he met Ayesha.

It wasn’t all dates, the man was dedicated to his Basketball while playing for Charlotte Christian he was named all-state, all-conference, and led his team to three conference titles and three state playoff appearances.

Despite all this success, he was only 6foot tall in his senior year and was having a hard time booking a scholarship, eventually one came through from Davidson College which he took, but their team hadn’t won a major tournament in 40 years.

He lit it up, scoring 32 points in his second game and wound up earning Southern Conference freshman of the year honors also had a bit of growing sprout stretching out to stand at 6’3.

Curry became a national star in March of his sophomore year, when he carried the Wildcats to a berth in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament with a series of high-scoring performances. After leading the nation with an average of 28.6 points per game as a junior, the All-American was selected with the seventh pick of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.

An impressive rookie season landed him on the USA Men’s Basketball Senior National Team but it was hear he would sustain an ankle injury. In the mean time he married Ayesha in North Carolina and the two already have two children together.

It would take a few seasons for him to fully recover, when that happened in 2015 the man lit it up.

He set a new record with 286 three-pointers and led the league in steals, eanring him the Most Valuable Player Award.

He then led the win against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals, giving the team its first championship since 1975. 

And the rest of the story, well you know the story because this is Before They Were Famous.

 





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