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Steph Curry graduates from college 13 years after leaving for NBA

4-time NBA champion Stephen Curry is including one other accomplishment to his stellar resume — school graduate. 

The Golden State Warriors superstar guard earned his bachelor’s in sociology in Could, 13 years after he entered the NBA, however was unable to take part within the Davidson Faculty spring commencement ceremony as a result of he was taking part in within the NBA playoffs.

Curry returned to his alma mater Wednesday for an elaborate solo commencement ceremony on the college’s campus. The NBA finals MVP walked into the Belk Enviornment — the place he performed from 2006 to 2009 — sporting a commencement cap and robe with 5,000 folks in attendance, together with household, pals, followers, and college students.

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The Ohio native was additionally inducted into Davidson Faculty’s Corridor of Fame, and his No. 30 jersey quantity was retired by the varsity. Davidson purposely waited for Curry to graduate earlier than retiring his quantity.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with the NBA Championship Trophy and his NBA Finals Most Invaluable Participant Award in the course of the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade in June 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Gett

Curry grew to become the primary Davidson athlete in any sport to have his jersey quantity retired, which means the No. 30 won’t ever be worn by one other Wildcats basketball participant.

He additionally completed his profession at Davidson as the varsity’s all-time chief in factors, 3-pointers, free throws, discipline objectives, and steals. The long run NBA Corridor of Famer was additionally the Southern Convention’s all-time main scorer, set an NCAA file with 162 triples in 2008, and was a consensus All-American in 2009. He additionally led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in 2008, in response to ESPN.

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The eight-time NBA All-Star turned professional after his junior season at Davidson, and solely lately completed his remaining courses remotely to earn his diploma.

Davidson’s director of athletics Chris Clunie referred to as Curry “Davidson’s most extraordinary scholar-athlete” whereas inducting him into the varsity’s Corridor of Fame and retiring his jersey quantity, which was revealed within the rafters of the basketball courtroom.

FOX 2 San Francisco contributed to this story. This story was reported from Washington, D.C. 

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