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Thirteen years after entering the NBA draft, Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry has earned a college degree.
Davidson College announced Sunday that Curry completed his final semester of coursework needed to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree:
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The Warriors joined Davidson in congratulating Curry on his accomplishment:
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13 years after entering the NBA, Stephen Curry is a college grad.<br><br>Stephen completed his final semester of coursework this spring and will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology from Davidson College.<br><br>Congrats to the Class of 2022! <a href=”https://t.co/R3giuMtPDx”>pic.twitter.com/R3giuMtPDx</a>
As part of its announcement, Davidson College noted that Curry earned a degree in sociology, and while he will not attend Sunday’s commencement ceremony, the hope is he will arrive on campus in the future to receive his degree in person.
Curry attended Davidson from 2006 to 2009 and played three seasons for the basketball team, putting up massive numbers along the way.
In 104 games, Curry averaged 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 three-pointers made, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals, all while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from beyond the arc.
He also led the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament twice, including a Cinderella run to the Elite Eight in 2008.
Curry was selected by the Warriors with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, and since then he has established himself as one of the greatest players in NBA history.
The 34-year-old is an eight-time All-Star, three-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP and two-time scoring champion. He also ranks first all-time in three-point field goals made with 3,117.
Curry helped lead the Warriors to five straight NBA Finals appearances before back-to-back years missing the playoffs, but the Dubs have returned with a vengeance this season.
After taking care of the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series, the Warriors are back in the Western Conference Finals and looking like a strong bet to go the distance.
Curry’s absence from graduation is for good reason, as he and the Warriors are preparing to face either the Phoenix Suns or Dallas Mavericks in the conference finals.