Stephen Curry is undoubtedly the greatest player to ever walk through the halls of Davidson and, arguably, its most famous alum. The only thing Curry is missing from his time in college is his diploma and a long-awaited jersey retirement after three legendary seasons with the Wildcats.
This summer, Curry finished the necessary classwork to receive his college diploma. As a result, Curry was subsequently eligible to have his jersey retired by the Wildcats men’s basketball program. On Wednesday, the North Carolina-based university held a rare-personal graduation ceremony for the four-time champ. The Wildcats also inducted him into their athletic Hall of Fame and jersey retirement.
Steph Curry, the graduate!
— Ashley Stroehlein (@ashstro) August 31, 2022
Curry was awarded his Bachelor of Arts in sociology. Currreceiveded his sociology degree after he re-enrolled during the spring 2022 semester. The first unanimous MVP in NBA history worked with four current and former Davidson professors to complete his coursework. Curry was busy winning the 2022 title and earning his first Finals MVP to attend Davidson’regularal commencement.
During the ceremony, school president Doug Hicks dropped his version of Curry’s night-night celebration and made a bold proclamation for the former Wildcat.
“Every president at every commencement makes hopeful statements about graduates’ futures. In that spirit, I hereby predict, with confidence, Stephen Curry, that you will enjoy considerable success in your life and career after college.”
Curry’s mother, Sonya, was the commencement speaker for the afternoon.
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The afternoon subsequently ended with Curry’s jersey retirement and his induction into the school’s Hall-of-Fame. Dell Curry and recently retired Coach Bob McKillop spoke during the final two events.
Davidson only retires jerseys for student-athletes who graduate. During his three seasons at Davidson, Curry led the Wildcats to an Elite Eight run and first-team All-American honors during his junior season. Curry has gone on to revolutionize the game with his shooting, becoming an Naismith Hall-of-Famer since the Golden State Warriors drafted him 7th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft.
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