College Basketball: Curry to make announcement today
By Mike Cranston
After weeks of uncertainty, Davidson guard Stephen Curry will announce on this morning if he’s staying in school for his senior season or entering the NBA draft.
But if the nation’s top scorer had made up his mind late Wednesday night, he hadn’t told his coach.
“I’m not sure if he knows yet,” Bob McKillop said.
McKillop said he put the 6-foot-3 Curry through an individual workout Wednesday morning and that he “looked great and had a hop in his step.” McKillop then saw Curry again in the middle of the afternoon before going on a recruiting visit.
McKillop said he couldn’t tell which way his star guard was leaning.
“I wish I could give you an answer, but I don’t have it,” McKillop said.
McKillop and Curry’s father, former NBA 3-point specialist Dell Curry, will attend the news conference Thursday morning at the Davidson athletic center. Dell Curry did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
Curry, who averaged 28.6 points a game last season, has been wrestling with the decision for weeks.
He could be a lottery pick and would certainly be a first-round choice if he turned pro thanks to his lightning-quick release and tremendous shooting range.
But Curry also wants to get his degree, which would be difficult if he left early because Davidson does not conduct summer classes.
The deadline for players to declare for the NBA draft is Sunday. Curry has said he would likely make a final decision and not declare without hiring an agent, which would allow him to change his mind before the June 25 draft.
The lightly recruited Curry burst onto the national scene in the 2008 NCAA tournament, when he averaged 28 points in leading the upstart Wildcats within a missed 3-pointer of the Final Four.
Curry moved to point guard last season had 15 games of 30 or more points and three of 40 or more. But Davidson fell short of reaching the NCAA tournament and lost in the second round of the NIT.
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