Issa University Graduate! Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry returned to Davidson College in Davidson, NC, 13 years after leaving for college after the NBA draft to take the stage at a special college graduation ceremony. The Curry family was on hand to attend an event focused on Steph Curry. The NBA basketball player ended his career in May, but was unable to participate in the ceremony due to the NBA playoffs. During the ceremony, his parents, Sonya and Dell, talked about his remarkable son.
Sonya reflected on how she initially wanted her son to attend a more prominent school, but changed her mind when she saw how happy he was at Davidson. Dell, who retired as the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leader in points and 3-pointers made, spoke of his son’s work ethic. He noted that the next time Steph is inducted into the Hall of Fame, “you know where she’s going to be.”
As the ceremony continued, Steph was thrilled to walk across the stage and receive her BA in Sociology. The 4x NBA champion had the opportunity to speak about the achievement.
“This is an absolutely amazing day and an amazing time for me and my family,” he said. “The best decision I ever made was to come to Davidson College and pursue an education, join an amazing community and most importantly play for an amazing man who has built this program at Coach. [Bob] McKillop.
In addition to walking the stage, he also had a Hall of Fame induction and jersey retirement. Steph has always been a force on the court. While attending Davidson College from 2006 to 2009, Steph became the school’s all-time leader in points, 3-pointers, free throws, field goals and steals, according to ESPN. He finished his college career as the Southern Conference’s all-time leading scorer, set an NCAA record with 162 3-pointers in 2008, was the 2009 Southern Conference Bob Waters Male Athlete of the Year, and was a consensus All-American. in 2009. He also led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in 2008.