NBA star Stephen Curry completes his degree
DAVIDSON, NC (WBTV/Gray News) — The NBA’s leading three-point shooter and three-time NBA champion, Stephen Curry, will finally be graduating from Davidson College.
Curry, a Charlotte native who attended and played basketball at Davidson from 2006 to 2009, left school after his freshman year in 2009 for the NBA Draft. He was drafted seventh overall by the Golden State Warriors.
On Sunday, Davidson announced that Curry had re-enrolled for the spring semester and had completed his final semester of classes. He will receive a bachelor of arts with a major in sociology with the class of 2022, WBTV reported.
“Stephen Curry repeatedly emphasized the importance of education, how much he enjoyed his experience at Davidson College and that he was committed to graduating,” the school said in a statement.
Curry, 34, who is still in the NBA playoffs with the Warriors, will not attend Sunday’s start, but the school said it will seek to present him with a diploma in the future.
The NBA superstar who helped revolutionize basketball with his three-point shooting ability made his mark with the Wildcats when he led the school to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
Since then, Curry has won two NBA MVPs and been an all-star eight times. He won championships with the Warriors in 2015, 2017 and 2018, and became the NBA’s all-time leading three-point scorer earlier this year. He currently has 3,117 all-time in the regular season.
Because he did not complete his education, Curry’s No. 30 jersey could not be retired by Davidson.
Curry graduated from high school at Charlotte Christian School in 2006.
Her father, Dell Curry, played with the Charlotte Hornets from 1988 to 1998 and is now a color commentator on the team’s broadcasts.
Curry’s younger brother, Seth, played for Duke University and is currently a member of the Brooklyn Nets.
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