Sunday, March 23, 2008

From Orlando Sentinel

Davidson's Curry a legend in the making
Tim Stephens - Sentinel Staff Writer

We told you he was good.

But "good" doesn't begin to describe Stephen Curry's performance Friday in Davidson's first NCAA Tournament victory since 1969.

In going gonzo against Gonzaga, Curry produced one of the best individual efforts in recent tourney memory and made himself a household name.

Scoring 40 points, 30 in the second half, will do that.

And did we mention he also nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the game? It was one of eight the sophomore sank in the game.

By now you may have learned his story. He's the son of former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry and wanted to go to his dad's alma mater, Virginia Tech. But he was only 5 feet 11 coming out of high school and received little recruiting attention.

All he's done at Davidson is grow four inches and score more career points (over 1,550) than any other sophomore in the nation.

His legend is already big in Southern Conference territory. If he shoots Davidson past No. 2 seed Georgetown today for its 24th consecutive victory, it'll be Bunyanesque.

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