It’s been a great week for the Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry. Less than 24 hours after winning the 2022 NBA Championship and NBA Finals MVP honors, Curry learned that his No. 30 jersey would be retired by his alma mater Davidson.
The school’s Director of Athletics, Chris Clunie, confirmed the news on Friday morning saying that Curry’s No. 30 will be hung on the rafters at a ceremony on August 31st. The 34-year-old guard will also receive his bachelor’s degree and become part of Davidson’s Hall of Fame on the same day.
Curry will be the first Davidson player to receive this honor. The school previously retired six jerseys but never retired player’s number as well.
Stephen Curry spent three years at Davidson and was part of the team’s memorable Elite Eight run in 2008. He left the school owning several records and is still Wild Cats’ all-time leading scorer. Curry’s college stats included 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
After junior year with Davidson, Curry declared for the 2009 NBA Draft, where the Golden State Warriors took him with the seventh overall pick. He would go on to win four NBA titles and two NBA MVPs while becoming the greatest shooter in the history of the league.