SoCon Power Nabs Talented Guard

Stephen Curry reached a college decision Friday. The son of a former NBA marksman is staying close to home where he's expected to have a major impact on one program.

Bob McKillop and the Davidson Wildcats have recruited some strong players over the years. On Friday night, they landed a guard who should have a major impact on their program.

Stephen Curry, a point guard and son of former NBA standout Dell Curry, committed to the Wildcats after considering Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth.

The 6-foot-1 ½ point guard averaged just under 20 points a game as a junior Charlotte (N.C.) Charlotte Christian.

"I just felt like it was the best fit for me," Curry said. "I felt like they wanted me the most. I know Coach McKillop will work his players hard and I know that he'll push me. Plus, I'll have a chance to play right when I get there. It'll set me up good academically right when I graduate."

Curry, who has improved and grown in stature each season since his freshman year, is a major score for Davidson. While Curry is a strong mid-major prospect right now, he's likely to blossom into a higher level player over the next few seasons.

When you consider how he's consistently grown, advanced his game and maintains elite level family genes, Curry should the type of recruit that leaves a stamp on the Davidson Wildcats program.

"No matter where I go, I have to play how I play," Curry said. "I expect to be good in college no matter where I go.

"Physically I'm maturing a lot but every year I'm getting bigger and I'm working on my game whenever I can. I still have a ways to go."

Curry's father was a stud at Virginia Tech and the Hokies were involved with Stephen but the Hokies scholarship situation and recruiting plan dictated special circumstances that Curry would have had to accept if he decided on Blacksburg.

"I was going to go to Tech and my parents would pay the first year," Curry said. "I don't know if they were going to label me as a walk-on. I would have redshirted and I would have played five years but I wouldn't have played my freshman year."

Sitting out wasn't something that Curry was ready to do. Instead, he picked a program that is losing perimeter firepower and guards from its rotation. McKillop will replace some outstanding seniors with a freshman who has a chance to become the best of the bunch.

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