In 2005, Stephen Curry graduated from high school in North Carolina. He didn’t receive the Naismith Award as the country’s top high school player. He didn’t make the McDonald’s All-America team. He wasn’t named Mr. Basketball for North Carolina.
He wasn’t a five-star prospect. Or even a four-star prospect for that matter. He was a three-star prospect. Undersized. Underappreciated. Underrated. But also undeterred.
Even as the top collegiate basketball programs in the country overlooked him, he never stopped believing in himself. He enrolled at Davidson College, and over three seasons there, he made believers out of all those who had passed him up.
And now, after winning three NBA Championships and two NBA MVP awards, he’s left little doubt about how much talent he’s always had. About how underrated he’s always been.
Stephen Curry knows that every year, there are high school basketball players whose talents and abilities are overlooked, just like his once were. All those players need is a chance to showcase themselves. To show coaches and scouts from around the country that they’ve missed something.