Stephen Cooley was questioned, rejected and even humiliated when compared with the star light of today. Even in the inspirational storytelling machine where the innumerable role players in the NBA backattacked and became stars, there was no such crazy precedent.
The world's contempt for Curie began when he graduated from high school.
That year, Stephen graduated from high school and played well in the high school basketball league. He was confident and expecting to apply for a scholarship to Duke University. However, coach K, who had always been an eyeful Duke coach, thought that Kury was too weak to adapt to the strength of NCAA and refused him directly.
As a result, Dell Curie took his son to all the major Basketball Schools in the United States. The Atlantic Coast League did not choose Curie. In the end, there were only 1700 students. Davidson College, the smallest in the NCAA league, which had never won the NCAA championship since 1969, saw some unusual characteristics in this child. They offered a scholarship to Curie and enrolled him. Hence, Curie opened the prelude of his college basketball career in the midst of ups and downs.
On March 21, 2008, Stephen Coory, a sophomore at Davidson College, made 10 three-point shots and scored eight in the face of Gonzaga University, the seventh in the country. He scored 40 points and led the team to an easy victory.
It was the first time Davidson College had won the NCAA Championship since 1969.
Two days later, NCAA No. 2 seed Georgetown University was also thrown to the ground. That night, Davidson, who was 17 points behind in the first half, reversed in the second half and directed the show by shooting 25 points in one breath in the second 20 minutes.
Finally, in the draft convention, Curie was selected by the Golden State Warriors in seventh place, successfully entered the NBA, and became the hottest star in the league, winning almost all the honors of the league. His story also inspired countless basketball lovers to pursue their "basketball dream".