Stephen Curry Career and Achievements

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What year did Stephen Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers made in a regular season?

What is the nickname of Curry and Klay Thompson?

What year did Stephen Curry declare for the NBA Draft?

What was the name of the school Stephen Curry attended in Charlotte?

What year did Stephen Curry sign a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the Warriors?

Summary

  • Wardell Stephen Curry II was born on March 14, 1988 in Akron, Ohio.

  • He played college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats, where he set career scoring records for Davidson and the Southern Conference, was twice named conference player of the year, and set the single-season NCAA record during his sophomore year for most three-pointers made.

  • Curry was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

  • In 2014–15, Curry won his first league MVP award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975.

  • The following season, he became the first player to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote and lead the league in scoring while shooting above 50–40–90. That same year, the Warriors broke the record for the most wins in an NBA season en route to reaching the 2016 NBA Finals, which they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games.

  • Curry helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals in 2017, 2018, and 2019, winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018, but falling to the Toronto Raptors in 2019.

  • After missing the playoffs in 2020 and 2021, Curry won a fourth championship with the Warriors against the Boston Celtics in 2022, and was named Finals MVP.

  • During the 2012–13 season, Curry set the NBA record for three-pointers made in a regular season, with 272. He surpassed that record in 2015 with 286, and again in 2016 with 402.

  • On December 14, 2021, Curry set the NBA record for career three-pointers, passing Ray Allen.

  • For their shooting abilities, Curry and teammate Klay Thompson have earned the nickname of the Splash Brothers; in 2013–14, they set the record for combined three-pointers made in an NBA season with 484, a record they broke the following season (525), and again in the 2015–16 season (678).

  • Curry attended Charlotte Christian School and played for the Queensway Christian College boys' basketball team, winning the provincial championship.

  • After Dell's retirement, the family moved back to Charlotte and Curry enrolled at Charlotte Christian School, where he was named all-conference and all-state, and led his team to three conference titles and three state playoff appearances.

  • Curry was a highly touted high school player and was recruited by many colleges

  • He chose Davidson College and had an excellent freshman season, averaging 21.5 points per game

  • In his sophomore season, Curry led Davidson to a Southern Conference regular-season title and a berth in the NCAA tournament

  • In the NCAA tournament, Curry led Davidson to its first ever NCAA win against a top-seeded team, Kansas, and set a record with his 159th three-pointer of the season

  • Curry's play during the NCAA tournament led to him being named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

  • Stephen Curry was born on July 7, 1988 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Curry played college basketball for Davidson, where he was a two-time consensus All-American and led the team to the NCAA Tournament twice.

  • After his junior year, Curry declared for the NBA Draft and was drafted fourth overall by the Golden State Warriors.

  • Curry has been a key player for the Warriors, helping them win two NBA championships. He was also named the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2017.

  • Curry has also been a key player for the United States men's national basketball team, winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games and a silver medal at the 2018 Olympic Games.

  • Stephen Curry was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the seventh round of the 2009 NBA draft.

  • He appeared in 80 games (77 starts) during the 2009-10 season and averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.90 steals in 36.2 minutes.

  • In 2010-11, Curry appeared in 74 games (all starts) and averaged 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.47 steals in 33.6 minutes per contest.

  • In the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, Curry appeared in 26 games (23 starts) and averaged 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.50 steals in 28.2 minutes per contest.

  • In 2012-13, Curry and backcourt teammate Klay Thompson gained a reputation for their perimeter scoring, earning them the nickname the "Splash Brothers".

  • In 2013-14, Curry appeared in all 82 games (all starts) and averaged 23.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.86 steals in 36.9 minutes per game.

  • He was selected to the All-Star team for the first time in his career and led the Warriors to their first playoff appearance in 40 years.

  • Curry signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the Warriors in 2012.

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Test your knowledge about the life, career, and milestones of NBA star Stephen Curry, from his college days at Davidson to his record-breaking performances and championship victories with the Golden State Warriors.

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