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When Warriors rookie Stephen Curry was yanked in the closing minute of the first half Friday night, a courtside fan stood up and yelled, “Take some notes, Curry.”
Wildcats freshman Stephen Curry, who had 13 turnovers, recovered with consecutive 3-pointers to give Davidson its first lead of the second half at 70-66 with 2:12 remaining.
Curry followed with a darting runner in the lane a minute later that helped hold off the Eagles. Before that stretch, Curry was 2-for-9 from the field and 0-for-4 from behind the arc.
“That’s a great credit to him that he didn’t hang his head,” Wildcats coach Bob McKillop said.
Mired in a preseason-long shooting slump, Curry broke out a little with his jumper and a lot with everything else in the Warriors’ 126-92 win over New Orleans at Oracle Arena. He had 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, 10 assists, six rebounds and six steals.
“I thought the difference in the game was Curry,” coach Don Nelson said. “When we inserted him into the game, we immediately started moving the ball better, pushing the ball better and doing all of the things I’ve been wanting us to do.
“The little guy is good, and it’s going to be hard to keep him out of the lineup.”
The fifth starter has been a question throughout the preseason, but Nelson said “as far as I’m concerned, he won the job tonight.”
Basketball star Stephen Curry wanted to show the Davidson community how thankful he is for the past three years.
So, on the eve of his NBA career, Curry made a remarkable gesture. At a personal cost of $3,000, he sent out 2,000 “Thank You” postcards this month to fans, faculty, students and alumni.
“I started thinking about this while I was taking a summer school class at Davidson,” Curry said in a phone interview Wednesday from Oakland, Calif., after completing a practice with his new team, the Golden State Warriors. “It hit me that I wasn’t going to be able to say goodbye to everyone I wanted to, and that they might have a hard time keeping up with me now that I’m on the West Coast. I want people to know that even though I’m here, I’m still deeply tied into Charlotte and Davidson.”
Stephen Curry looks more in control with every game. The team jumped out to an 8-0 run upon his entry in the second quarter, thanks in large part to Curry’s smart passing. On his first play, he found Morrow streaking up court on a fast break for a wide-open transition three. He didn’t force his jump shot, had some nice drives to the rim, and generally looked like a seasoned vet out there.
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“Over 25 individual and group interviews are scheduled over three days to immerse the consultants into the Davidson community and psyche,” said Sandy Lemons, downtown director.
Stephen Curry is getting a point-blank education in October, and it’s just getting started. The Warriors have the potential to be entertaining both on the court and on the bench. Jackson, for example, might be a season-long migraine, given his moods and trade demands. Teams are offering only a stale bag of popcorn and a flat soda for him, meaning if Jackson refuses to shut up, the low-ball offers will keep coming and he’ll keep sticking around. If that’s the case, then the Warriors can only hope Jackson doesn’t destroy the locker room along with his trade value.
This team -- not one person, not two people, this TEAM -- and this coach -- and the community they bring together have changed my life dramatically over the past 3 years, in ways I can tangibly see and feel and understand and rejoice in every.single.day. They have given me moments of joy, yes, deep moments of full throttle roaring gut busting pride pounding euphoria that I would love to relive againandagainandagain, but -- more than that, because of those -- they've given me a life within that chapter and into the next, inside the arena and out. They've pushed people into my path that I wouldn't have found otherwise, they've given me friends and mentors and family. Relationships that first bonded with a basket or bloomed with jokes watching warmups or strengthened with screaming stuck in one moment unable to move collective courage inhale exhale inhale exhale. Relationships first written with words suddenly pulled into reality, hereweare, sitting and steeping in stories, creating our own as the hours pass, lazy, wonderful, laughterful.
All of this.
You can pair Duke and North Carolina with Kentucky and Louisville and say they’re on equal footing, but then throw in Wake Forest and N.C. State. Even Charlotte and Davidson make things interesting from time to time.
North Carolina State also has won multiple national championships. Wake Forest and Charlotte have reached the Final Four, and Davidson has been one win from the Final Four on three separate occasions.
Most noticeable were guard J.P. Kuhlman and 6-10 forward Jake Cohen. Both were heavily recruited and showed why, with Cohen scoring inside and out to finish with eight points and at least three blocks, and Kuhlman contributing a three-pointer, a layup in transition and a jolt of confidence.
A sad fan base turns its lonely eyes to the void that is left by a departed Stephen Curry. Curry led the Wildcats to an average of 28.3 wins in his three seasons, but he’s not the only loss for the Wildcats. Second-leading scorer Andrew Lovedale and league defensive player of the year Max Paulhus Gosselin also are gone. Archambault (8.3 ppg) is the top returning scorer. Look for JP Kuhlman, a three-star guard who can light it up from deep, to make an early impact.
A week later, Scott scored 32 and hit the winning shot against Davidson, knocking his once-to-be coach Driesell out of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year and sending the Tar Heels to yet another Final Four.
In order to broaden the curricular offerings required by a liberal arts education in the world of today and tomorrow; to provide for more interdisciplinary work; to enhance resources for teaching and learning; to ensure that classes have a sufficient number of students for interaction and discussion; and to help support the college’s objective of enrolling a more diverse student body including international students, Davidson will need to hire additional faculty and staff and slightly increase the student population. With these changes, the college intends to maintain a student-faculty ratio of 10:1 and its status as a residential institution with an on-campus student population of at least 93 percent.
In consideration of the above objectives, Davidson will incrementally increase the total enrollment of students pursuing a Davidson degree by 150 students, from the current number of approximately 1,850 to an eventual maximum of 2,000.
Question to Brendan: You played an extremely strong preseason and scored in double digits in almost all the games. How do you explain the good shape you are in?
Answer from Brendan: This summer I worked especially on making my legs stronger and worked with a personal trainer on that. He was an athletic trainer in the Premier League for a long time and in the U.S. he worked for the L.A. Galaxy and there with David Beckham among others. So he knew his stuff. We met twice a week. So far it has really paid off.
Turns out, Curry might be ready for the NBA after all.
It was a rigid outing for Steph Curry, who played more than 40 minutes and finished with 11 points and four assists. His shot was off (5-for-15 from the field, 1-for-5 from 3-point range) and he committed six turnovers. The Lakers roughed him up with physical defense. The help defenders were especially aggressive and physical, including Kobe Bryant.
NELSON: “He struggled. But that was good for him. Good experience.”
To the Davidson Family,
Before I begin the next chapter in my life, I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank all of the loyal alumni, students and fans of Davidson College who have so passionately supported me over the past three years. Davidson has been a part of making me the person who I am today and I will always remain a Wildcat at heart.
It is my hope that you will continue to support me as I begin my NBA journey. Whether in Golden State or wherever my basketball travels take me, you can be assured that I will always represent Davidson to the best of my ability. I plan on remaining an active member of the Charlotte and Davidson communities and intend on achieving my goal by earning my college degree.
My time at Davidson has left me with many lasting memories that I will cherish forever. I would also like to thank all of the coaches, teammates, professors, fans, alumni, trustees and staff who have mentored me along the way. I am proud to be a member of the Davidson family and look forward to giving back to the school and community that means so much to me. Go Wildcats!
I live in Salisbury, which, like the country store in O Brother Where Art Thou?, is a geographical oddity in that it is two weeks from everywhere (in terms of mail). Because of that, the postcard I received in the mail today has probably already arrived hit most people’s mailboxes. You've probably already seen it.
It is from Steph Curry, bearing a postmark of Davidson, NC. It’s a form thing, certainly not unique to me, and I’m sure I got one for no reason other than the fact that I am an alumnus and/or season ticket holder.
It appears that Steph Curry has incurred some real expense to send a card to every alumnus, student and fan for whom he could obtain an address, and his message simply thanks the school and the card recipients for supporting him and making him who he is, and further asks them to continue to support him as he begins his NBA career.
I don’t think he needs to be concerned about whether the recipients will honor that request.
Curry impressed those in the Warriors locker room with his court presence. He handled the ball comfortably, controlled the tempo, found the open man and fed the hot shooters.
“Anybody who’s going to play with Curry is going to be a beneficiary of a lot of open looks.”
“I work just as hard on the defensive end as I do on the offensive end,” he said. “Being in the right position is where I’m going to be the most effective. ... I’m trying to be everywhere pretty much on defense. A lock down defender? They might not call me that. But I’ll be a great help defender.”
Things didn’t go exactly as planned for the Southern Conference last year, thanks to Davidson’s semifinal stumble in the conference tournament and subsequent relegation to the NIT. Instead of showcasing star Stephen Curry and perhaps benefiting from another magical NCAA run, Chattanooga went into the big-time fray as a No. 16 seed and emerged with a predictably ugly result.
Curry, the league’s top performer, has now gone to the NBA. He’s irreplaceable, but the overall quality of play should improve this year, and each division will feature exciting title chases that will make for an entertaining championship tournament, held this year in Charlotte, N.C., in an attempt to cut travel costs. That may or not be enough to capture the nation’s attention, but it will guarantee plenty of outstanding matchups.
The South Division should be exciting, since Curry’s departure renders Davidson mortal and gives hope to The Citadel, College of Charleston and Wofford.
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