Katz on Currys: Seth and Stephen

Posted by Andy Durham on March 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm under College, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Andy Katz of espn.com has taken a look in one of his recent blogs at the plight and flight of the Curry kids, Seth and Stephen.

Katz calls the Currys travelers and says that Seth could very likely end up in the ACC and at either N.C. State, Wake Forest, Duke or at North Carolina and that is the order that Katz used in his listing. No mention by Katz of Virginia Tech.

Others have been saying that Tech might be in the running for Seth Curry’s services now that Seth Greenberg and Dell Curry have mended a few fences, or have they? Other sources say that is just a bluff move and that Dell Curry has no intentions of sending his son to Blacksburg to play for Greenberg.

The entire unraveling(where’s George Raveling when you need him) of these events will be complicated for the Currys as they get together this spring to decide what to do as Seth and his brother Steph both prepare to move on to the next level.

Read on as Andy Katz takes an in-depth look at the future of Seth and Steph Curry and how their dad and mentor Dell Curry will play a huge part in these two life-changing decisions that will have a long-term bearing on the Curry kids’ personal and athletic careers.

The copy from Katz at espn.com:

The Curry family will have a hectic spring with decisions looming that could affect the careers of both Stephen and younger brother Seth.

The latter announced Tuesday that he was transferring. Seth Curry, who led the nation’s freshmen in scoring with 20.2 points a game for Liberty University this season, wants to play at a higher level, notably in the ACC and in the state of North Carolina (NC State, Wake Forest, Duke or North Carolina).

As for the elder Curry, he will likely be a lottery pick if he decides to leave the Wildcats and enter the NBA draft.

Dell Curry, a former NBA guard and Seth and Stephen’s father, said Tuesday night that the family will take time on each decision. He said the family is waiting to see which schools contact Liberty for a release.

“This is a whole new process,” Dell said of looking for a new school. “He chose Liberty because of coach [Ritchie] McKay. He really liked him and the university, but after playing in the league, we feel that he can play at a higher level.”

McKay said Tuesday that he was treating Seth Curry almost like a one-and-done player who has hit the higher-profile schools. He said Curry did help the Flames in his one season, helping them go 23-12 and earn a spot in the inaugural CollegeInsider.com postseason tournament.

Meanwhile, Dell Curry said he has been in contact with his NBA friends about Steph’s standing in the draft.

“It’s obvious he’ll be a high draft choice, but he is a student and he desperately wants to finish school,” Dell Curry said, adding that Stephen can’t make a bad choice here.

“You watch the maturity in his game and how he’s played,” Dell said. “He’s talented enough. But it’s a long, tough year. It’s a grown man’s league. You’ve got be ready mentally more than anything.”

Dell said Davidson’s failure to make the NCAAs after last season’s magical run to the Elite Eight was a “big disappointment” for Stephen. The Wildcats lost to Saint Mary’s in the second round of the postseason NIT in Moraga, Calif., on Monday night.

Dell Curry said Stephen will need to decompress over the next couple weeks before making an early-entry decision.

The deadline to declare for the draft is April 30. Because of Dell’s strong ties within the league, Curry should be able to make the decision with more information than most and without agent involvement.


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