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Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:50 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 6:12 pm
 
By Jeff Goodman

DURHAM, N.C. - Stephen Curry made the transition at Davidson a few years back.

Now Seth Curry is doing the same at Duke.

The younger Curry, who has spent his entire college career playing shooting guard, will slide over to the point guard spot this season.

And almost certainly start for the Blue Devils.

"It's a little weird," Curry admitted. "I'm still learning - and am in the early stages. But I think I'm handling it well."

"It's different. I'm used to just worrying about myself," added Curry, regarded (not unlike his brother) as a knock-down shooter. "Now I've got to get everyone involved in the offense. I can't just worry about myself."

Curry said the last time he played point guard was as a senior in high school. He spent most of his time at Liberty playing off the ball - and did the same for nearly all of last year.

"It just fell into place," Curry said of being the frontrunner to start at point guard. "I wasn't brought here as a point guard, but it's a great opportunity."

Curry said he did pick up experience running the second unit two years ago - against Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith - while he was sitting out following his transfer.

Curry said he has spoken to his older brother, who is now with Golden State in the NBA, and heeded his advice on going through the transition.

"He told me to just be who I am," Seth said. "Don't lose your aggressiveness. Still be a scorer. For me, I have to find that balance."

Obviously, Stephen Curry had to do it all at Davidson, averaging 28.6 points and 5.6 assists in his junior campaign when he slid over to the point guard spot.

Seth, who is about the same height and weight as his older brother, knows he won't have to put up gaudy numbers with guys like Austin Rivers, the Plumlee Brothers (Miles and Mason), Ryan Kelly and Andre Dawkins surrounding him.

"We may not have guys that have proven themselves yet, but we have a lot of talent," Seth said.
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douggie
Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2011 3:45 pm
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Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2011 1:32 am
 

Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

Banner #7 is being sewn? You need to start sewing crying towels cause Roy is gonna be sobbing his eyes out along with the rest of tarhole nation!Cry

clearly this isnt the early 2000's and adam boone is not playing pt guard. this will be unc year this year, you dont have irving back to make the plumlees look like actual basketball players. hey douggie no matter how much smack you talk about unc(and you do alot of that) it still wont change the fact of who runs tobacco road.




Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posted on: October 16, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

Yeah, They will all be crying in joy for the first undefeated season since Indiana in 1976.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: October 16, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Duke

We shouldn't just assume Duke cheats, we can see it with our own eyes!  Why do the refs continue to allow them to force opponents into a 24 second shot clock all the while allowing Duke up to six Personal Fouls per player.  Sometimes,  Duke players even take 18 credits during the season! Why should they be allowed to keep their brains fresh by studying while most of the rest of the teams are only taking 12-14!



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: October 16, 2011 11:40 am
 

Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

of course, the only way Duke ever wins is by having the Refs on their side. I think the net also has a lot to say because, you ever notice how it moves when an opposing team's player shoots the ball and it stays completely still when a Duke player shoots. I think the CIA also is in on this big conspiracy, I'll tell you, it makes me sick how how Duke is getting away with it, year in, year out.  



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 9:15 am
 

I hope it backfires

It would be exquisitely entertaining to see Duke's highly-paid team of McDonald's All-Americans underacheive becuase they don't have a natural point guard.  It wouldn't matter, though.  In the end, the refs would bail them out by letting them play "Duke Defense," which means Steven Segal on steroids, while calling touch fouls at the other end of the court.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 6:38 am
 

Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

@kdtarhell, you obviously care about Seth Curry to comment to the article.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 6:35 am
 

Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

Seth wasn't ready to play point last year. Nolan did a great job, earning 1st team All American.
This year Seth will hold the position, When Cook comes in to play point, Seth will slide to the 2.



Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 2:49 am
 

Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

FINNALY!!! Ive been begging for this to happen ever since Kyrie injured his toe last year.




Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Meet Duke's starting point guard: Seth Curry

kdtarheel, please put that bong down now before someone really gets hurt.

i'm also glad jeff (and gary) got off their knees long enough to put a word in for the real class of college ball.


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