Seth Curry, the deadly sniper from Duke University, went undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft which surprised many fans of basketball. An absolute lights out shooter from downtown, with a crafty handle and unconscious trigger, you would suppose a player with that caliber of talent would certainly be drafted at least early second round. Not in this case; As the 60th pick of the draft went by, Curry went undrafted and an immediate tweet from his brother Steph Curry:
“sleeping on @sdotcurry again, that man WILL be in the league this year!”
Furthermore, the irony of that statement leads to the assumption that many college teams doubted Seth Curry’s talent and skill level out of high school. Recruited by division one institutions such as Virginia Tech and Davidson, Curry was only offered by one school, which was Liberty. Playing there Curry was the most coveted freshman in the country averaging 20.2 points a game.
While at Duke everyone knew Curry may not put up numbers as his fellow brother and NBA star Steph Curry did, but we knew that he could at least produce for the Blue Devils. Seth was a game breaking shooter and one of the best 3-point shooters in the country, (shooting 43.8% from the three-point line).
Despite playing with a lingering shin split for all of the season, and practicing rarely, Curry played with a sense of urgency every time he touched the court, as if he had something to prove to opponents. Curry isn’t exactly a true point guard and may be a undersized two guard at the next level, but can he produce? Obviously since he’s wearing a Duke jersey, the answer yes. Does his defense need improvement in the NBA? Evidently yes, especially expecting to see 10-15 minutes per game.
Where will those skills transcend at the next level? Curry is a dynamic spot up shooter, who has no limit on range. Deadly in the transition game, Curry would seem to fit into a “Run’ N Gun” team. According to recent rumors, the Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats may want to give Curry a shot. Players often are invited to play on summer league teams and hopefully the right team will invite Seth for a chance to make a NBA roster. Undeniably, Seth not being drafted was a shock, but my final analysis is that this will be a learning experience for Seth, which ultimately could be a blessing in disguise.