Duke’s Seth Curry: not a true second banana



I never thought I’d say this, but a Duke University star, who’s a second generation hoops player with bigtime basketball bloodlines, has actually flown under the radar a bit this season.

Sure, you’ve heard one storyline about Blue Devils junior guard Seth Curry BEATEN to death: that his dad is former Virginia Tech, NBA star, Dell Curry, and his brother is Stephen Curry, starting point guard for the Golden State Warriors. (And I’m really sorry for even bringing this up now)

Seth Curry transferred from Liberty University to Duke after the 08-09 season. Per transfer rules, Curry sat out the 2009–10 basketball season.


As a redshirt sophomore, Curry earned a starting role in the Blue Devils lineup after a severe toe injury to freshman guard Kyrie Irving. In the shadow of the #1 pick in the NBA draft,and  current Cleveland Cavaliers franchise point guard, Curry would eventually emerge.

This year, Curry leads the Blue Devils in double figure scoring games, steals (42) and assists (82), while also ranking second in scoring
(13.4 ppg.), 20+ scoring games and three-point field goals (63). He was a “very quiet” third team ACC.

He’s understandably second banana to Austin Rivers, the team’s leading scorer and this class of freshmen’s #1 rated recruit. But Curry is also overshadowed by the Plumlees, who got more media attention because 1.) there’s so many of them and they just don’t stop coming and 2.) happen to be white while Curry is not.

So Curry isn’t exactly viewed as a second option, even though he is. But he could he the alpha on the right team.

Curry attended the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in New Zealand in 2009 for the United States. USA won the tournament beating Greece in the final 88–80. Curry scored nine points in this game on 3–5 shooting. For the tournament Curry averaged 9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. His highest score of 12 came in three games vs Iran, France and Canada.

The (6-2, 180, Jr.) guard is averaging a 13.4 2.6 2.5 and has made a 3-ptr in 13 consecutive games. Curry currently ranks fourth at Duke in career
three-point field goal percentage and leads the ACC (27th in NCAA) in free throw percentage at .876.

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