Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Take Big Shots

Posted by Lee Miller | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | Category: , , |

Take Big Shots, don't be a Big Shot. No one summarizes this statement more in college basketball that Davidson's Stephen Curry. The 6'3'' 185 lb junior from Charlotte, NC , averages over 28 ppg and takes almost every big shot that his team needs at any point in the game. This past Saturday against Butler, Davidson's coach pulled him out about a minute before a media timeout to give him a long rest. That was short lived, however as Coach McKillop put Curry back in the next offensive possession because his team struggled in that one possession without him. Last year in the NCAA tournament, Curry took every big shot imaginable for his team as they upset Gonzaga, Georgetown and Wisconsin and almost beat eventual champion Kansas.
However, Curry doesn't act like a typical college player averaging 28 ppg who lead his team to the Elite Eight last year. He acts no differently now, then he did 5 years ago when he was playing high school ball and wasn't a household name. Curry realizes that the team is the most important thing and acting like a big shot doesn't help your team. He connects with many of his fellow peers at the small 1700 student Davidson campus. In fact, he recently said, "If you had a roster of every student, I probably would know a little something about each one of them." Now how many star college players can say that?

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