Stephen Curry will undoubtedly walk the halls of Davidson and is one of its most famous alumni. The only thing Curry is missing from his college career is his diploma and his long-awaited jersey retirement after three stellar seasons with the Wildcats.
This summer, Curry completed the necessary classwork to receive his college diploma. As a result, Curry was subsequently eligible to have his jersey retired by the Wildcats men’s basketball program. On Wednesday, the North Carolina-based university held a rare-private graduation ceremony for the four-time champion. The Wildcats inducted him into the Athletic Hall of Fame and retired his jersey.
Steph Curry, The Graduate! 🎓
— Ashley Strohlin (@ashstro) August 31, 2022
Curry was awarded a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He earned his sociology degree after re-enrolling in the spring 2022 semester. The first unanimous MVP in NBA history worked with four current and former Davidson professors to complete his coursework. Curry was busy winning the 2022 title and getting his first Finals MVP to attend Davidson’s regular season.
During the ceremony, school president Doug Hicks dropped Curry’s version of a late-night celebration and issued a bold proclamation for the former Wildcat.
“Every president at every commencement makes hopeful statements about the future of graduates. In that spirit, I predict that Stephen Curry will definitely achieve great success in your life and career after college.
Carrie’s mother was Sonya. The commencement speaker in the afternoon.
— Davidson Basketball (@DavidsonMBB) August 31, 2022
The afternoon ended with Curry’s jersey retirement and induction into the school’s Hall of Fame. Dell Curry and recently retired coach Bob McKillop spoke at the last two events.
Davidson issues the jerseys only to graduating student-athletes. In his three seasons at Davidson, Curry led the Wildcats to an Elite Eight run and first-team All-American honors as a junior. Ever since the Golden State Warriors drafted him 7th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft, Curry has continued to revolutionize his shooting game.