It’s taken a long time, but Stephen Curry’s jersey is finally in the Davidson rafters — the NBA superstar had his jersey retired this week… after officially receiving his alma mater’s degree!!
We understand what you’re thinking: how has this not happened yet?! As it turns out, Davidson has a strict policy against honoring players who did not complete their education.
With that said, Curry, who played three seasons at Davidson, worked hard to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology… and on Wednesday, he was inducted into the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame!!
Curry averaged over 24.7 points per game during his three seasons at Davidson, including a career-high 28.6 points per game in his final season.
Steph’s wife, Ayesha, and their three kids were on campus to support him … and his parents, Dell and Sonya, took the podium to share a few words about their son’s latest achievement.
Steph was one semester short of graduating, so the 2-time MVP re-enrolled at the school for the spring semester, working closely with two professors to achieve his goal, per Davidson.
It was all about Steph on Wednesday … because he was the only one walking at the commencement!!
When Curry finished his final semester of classes, it cleared the way for Davidson to permanently display his jersey in the rafters in his honor.
Steph was overcome with emotion during his speech, describing his decision to attend Davidson as the best decision he had ever made.
Curry just won his fourth NBA title in June, defeating the Celtics in the Finals… so there’s a lot to celebrate.