Sunday, July 18, 2010

College Basketball Rumors: Will Seth Curry Be Starting For Duke?

Posted by CoHoops Josh Dhani

After playing great at Liberty University, Seth Curry, who is mostly known as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry's little brother, transferred to Duke.

He had to sit out a year, watching his team win the National Championship over Gordon Hayward and the Butler Bulldogs. Curry watched from the sidelines while learning the do's and don'ts of Duke Basketball.

Over the course of next season, Curry will learn a lot from Coach K.

But the big question is, will Curry start?

After averaging 20.2 points per game for Liberty in the division of the Big South, Curry is going to find it much more difficult entering a tougher conference, alongside a tougher team to earn a starting spot.

But many of the players on the Blue Devils' roster like Curry and his skills.

"He's real solid, and he can shoot," Duke center Mason Plumlee told the Charlotte Observer. "Obviously, right away, we could see why he was the leading scorer as a freshman in college (at Liberty). Seth is the real deal."

Nolan Smith, who is a senior, will most likely start while Andre Dawkins is rising.

But with Curry in the line-up, the Blue Devils will have a strong core of guards that seem scary.

They would have Kyrie Irving running the point, Curry at the shooting guard spot, Smith at small forward, and Kyle Singler meanwhile at power forward.

Here is what ESPN's Jay Bilas said in a SportsNation chat on

“It would not surprise me if Seth were to start. He can really shoot it, and he has good size. Usually, kids look great at redshirts because they have no skin in the game, but Seth will be a valued contributor next season. With Kyrie Irving running the point and Nolan Smith as a senior, there will be a lot of open shots for Curry.”


  1. kyrie irving is too good not to start. duke will get all out of him before he leaves for the draft


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