Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Curry Receives SoCon Honor

Curry Named Southern Conference Player of the Month for November

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Freshman Stephen Curry of the Davidson men’s basketball team has been selected the Southern Conference Player of the Month for November as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.

A 6-1 guard from nearby Charlotte, N.C., Curry averaged 20.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in the Wildcats’ seven outings during the month. He also connected on 26-of-65 buckets (40 percent) from downtown and recorded 16 steals for a clip of 2.28 per contest.

In just his second game in a Davidson uniform, Curry dropped 32 points on the Michigan Wolverines in the John Thompson Foundation Challenge. After combining for 63 points, 20 rebounds, 12 assists and six steals in three games at the JTFC, Curry was named to the All-Challenge team.

Following a 27 point performance in the Wildcats’ 100-89 victory over Illinois-Chicago (Nov. 15), Curry was tabbed the league’s first SoCon Player of the Week for the 2006-07 season.

Against Colby on Nov. 21 at Belk Arena, the frosh broke Davidson school records for three-point field goals made and attempted, connecting on 9 of his 20 tries en route to a game-high 29 points.

Son of former Virginia Tech star Dell Curry, the younger Curry has scored 27 points or more on three separate occasions and has hit double digits in nine of the Wildcats’ first 10 contests this season.

His current average of 19.2 points per game ranks him second in the Southern Conference behind Kyle Hines of UNC Greensboro. Curry also ranks among league leaders in assists (11th/3.6), free throw percentage (11th/.767), steals (25/2.50) and three-point field goals per game (3rd/3.30).

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