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Curry for 3: Stephen’s Graduation, Hall of Fame Induction and Number Retirement

by | Jul 28, 2022

Davidson College president Carol Quillen and Stephen Curry at a Davidson basketball game in 2019.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Stephen Curry ’10 will do what he does best – knock down a long-awaited 3.

After officially graduating from Davidson College this past May, Curry will formally receive his diploma in a graduation ceremony. The event will also include his induction into the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame as well as the retirement of his jersey and the No. 30. 

The “Curry for 3” ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. on McKillop Court inside John M. Belk Arena.

Then first-year Wildcat Steph Curry at the Wooden Classic as the Wildcats took on the UCLA Bruins. (Jane Campbell vintage photo)

Tickets for the event will be FREE, but available on a limited basis through the following application process:

  • Complete the application form by 5 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Ticket distribution will be prioritized by the priority points system.
  • Each application is limited to TWO TICKETS.
  • Ticket recipients will be notified Friday, Aug. 12.

Davidson College faculty and staff will also need to complete the above application form and are allowed one ticket per person, assigned on a lottery system. An application is not required for students as they will pick their ticket up at the Athletics Ticket Office on Aug. 29.

Despite playing just three seasons at Davidson, Curry finished his career as the Southern Conference’s all-time leading scorer. He set the SoCon career record for made 3-pointers (414) and set an NCAA record with 162 triples in 2008. The 2009 Southern Conference Bob Waters Male Athlete of the Year, Curry was a two-time player of the year in men’s basketball and was tabbed the freshman of the year in 2007.

An eight-time NBA All-Star, Curry was named first-team all-conference all three years at Davidson and was a consensus All-American in 2009. During his three seasons at Davidson, the Wildcats finished with a record of 85-20, including a mark of 55-3 in league play. The seventh overall pick by Golden State in 2009, Curry helped the Warriors win NBA titles in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022. He was named NBA MVP in 2015 and 2016 and set the NBA career 3-point shooting record this past year. 

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