- “Sure, he can shoot, but…”
- “Will he be able to get his shot off consistently?”
- “This kid is too small to play shooting guard at the college level.?
- “He isn’t as skilled of a ball-handler to be a point guard at the college level.”
- “Can he guard quicker players?”
- “He sure can move without the ball and has a quick release…”
- “But he’s too skinny and isn’t athletic enough to be a point guard in our league.”
- “Who can he guard on a nightly basis?”
- “He gets his teammates involved and has shown he’s a willing and smart passer, but with the caliber of athlete at the point guard position, can he do this at the NBA level on a nightly basis without being turnover prone?”
- “Can Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry coexist and win on the same team?”
- “Will Curry stay healthy enough to be enough of an impact player? Is he too fragile for his own good?”
- Can he play point on a full-time basis?
- “Can his defense ever be amongst the upper-echelon at his position?”
Throughout the years, there have constantly been knocks and doubts on Stephen Curry and his game.
There were times when Curry was puzzled and confused: Why weren’t big-time schools recruiting him?
He was overlooked with regularity and doubt crept into his mind for a little while, he told Prodigal Magazine:
I think I could have gotten caught up in the hype of going to a big name school and possibly lost my foundation of what I grew up on. For maybe a month or two, that’s all I thought about. I thought about how I needed to impress all these people to get in to the ACC and SEC schools. I needed to play outside of my game and do something extra special. Once it came down to it, everything happens for a reason and I think God wanted me here at Davidson just so that this story could unfold the way it has so far.
Though he was doubted by many, I was not among them. When I saw Stephen Curry at Five-Star Basketball Camp in Honesdale, PA between my sophomore and junior years of high school – his junior and senior seasons – I couldn’t understand, for the life of me, why high-major schools wouldn’t go near this kid.