The SoCon announced this week that Stephen Curry will be inducted into their Hall of Fame in the Class of 2016, a fact that’s only surprising in that today’s biggest name in all of basketball has not yet made it to the Hall.
Curry is the lone member of the five-person class that you’ll have heard of — unless you’re a Michigan football fan, Armanti Edwards will be inducted as well — and while it remains to be seen just how long he can sustain the pace of this two-year run that he’s on and whether or not that will allow him to get into the Naismith Hall of Fame, there’s no question that his collegiate exploits were enough to get him recognized.
Curry scored 2,635 points in just three seasons at Davidson and still holds an NCAA record with 162 threes during the 2007-08 season; he also set the record for threes made during an NBA season, with 402 this year. His career averages during those three seasons? 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals, 41.2 percent shooting from deep while hitting 414 career triples. And while Curry missed the NCAA tournament during his junior season, he carried the Wildcats to within one shot of the Final Four as a sophomore, as they lost to Kansas 68-66 in the Elite 8.
Steph will always be remembered for what he did in the NBA, but what he did in college was just as unbelievable. Six times in those three seasons, Curry scored at least 40 points, including a first round game in the 2008 NCAA tournament — a tournament where he averaged 32.0 points — when the Wildcats beat Gonzaga: