Who is Seth Curry?
Seth Curry is an American professional basketball player, best known for playing in ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA). His father, Dell Curry, is a former ‘NBA’ player, while his older brother Stephen Curry plays for the ‘Golden State Warriors’ of the ‘NBA.’ His younger sister Sydel Curry played volleyball at the ‘Elon University’ in North Carolina. Seth Curry, a second-generation ‘NBA’ player, has made a name for himself in a short period. He represented his country in the 2009 ‘FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup’ in New Zealand. The team went on to win the tournament, and Curry averaged 9.0 points, 1.1 assists, and 2.2 rebounds.
Childhood & Early Life
Seth Curry was born on August 23, 1990, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. His father, Wardell Stephen ‘Dell’ Curry, played in the ‘NBA’ league from 1986 to 2002. His mother, Sonya Adams Curry, played college volleyball at ‘Virginia Tech.’
Seth grew up watching his father play and train with his team which helped him study the nuances of the game at a very young age. He attended ‘Charlotte Christian School’ in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was part of his school basketball team and served as its starter for three years. He was on the academic honor roll of ‘Charlotte Christian School’ for four years before graduating in the year 2008.
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Seth Curry's basketball career started from his school days. In his senior year at school, he averaged an impressive 22.3 points, 5.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds. By the end of the season, he had earned all-state, all-conference, and first team ‘SAA All-American’ honors. He helped his team amass several victories, which resulted in ‘Charlotte Christian’ making a state final appearance in 2006.
After passing out of high school in 2008, he attended the ‘Liberty University’ in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. In his freshman year at the university, he averaged 20.2 points per game which was the best average among all freshmen nationally. He also broke the ‘Big South Conference’ scoring record for a freshman in a single season.
After spending a year at the ‘Liberty University,’ he transferred to ‘Duke University’ in Durham, North Carolina. He was not allowed to play the subsequent basketball season (2009-10) as per transfer rules. While playing for the ‘Duke University,’ he chose to wear his family jersey number 30.
Seth Curry was named the new starter when Kyrie Irving suffered a toe injury, which forced him to take a break. Seth became the top scorer by scoring 17 points in a game against ‘The Miami RedHawks’ which represents the ‘Miami University.’ On February 9, 2011, he became the highest scorer of the season with 22 points against the ‘North Carolina Tar Heels,’ which represented the ‘University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.’
On December 29, 2012, he scored 31 points against the ‘Santa Clara Broncos’ of the ‘University of Santa Clara.’ His performance against ‘Santa Clara’ became his new career best. By the end of his senior year, he was included in the ‘All-ACC’ (Atlantic Coast Conference) first team. In the same year, he was also included in the ‘All-American second team’ by the popular sports magazine ‘Sporting News.’
After ending his university career on a high, he appeared in the 2013 ‘NBA’ draft. However, he was not drafted by any team. On August 23, 2013, he signed a non-guaranteed contract with the San Francisco Bay Area-based team, ‘The Golden State Warriors.’ After appearing in six preseason games for the team, he was waived off on October 25, 2013.
On November 1, 2013, he was acquired as an affiliate player by the ‘NBA Development League’ team, ‘The Santa Cruz Warriors.’ During his debut game for the team on November 22, he scored 36 points and made six assists and three rebounds. On December 24, 2013, he was acquired by ‘The Memphis Grizzlies.’ He made his ‘NBA’ debut on January 5, 2014, but was waived by the ‘Grizzlies’ soon after his debut. Subsequently, he was re-acquired by ‘The Santa Cruz Warriors.’
On February 3, 2014, he was named to the ‘Futures All-Star’ roster for the ‘NBA D-League All-Star Game’ in 2014. On March 21, he signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland-based ‘NBA’ team ‘The Cleveland Cavaliers.’ On March 22, he scored three points in nine minutes during his appearance for the ‘Cavaliers’ in their match against ‘The Houston Rockets.’ He returned to the ‘Warriors’ when the ‘Cavaliers’ decided not to extend his 10-day contract. At the end of the 2013-14 season, he averaged 19.7 points, 5.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.1 rebounds in 38 games.
In July 2014, he joined ‘The Orlando Magic’ for the 2014 ‘NBA Summer League.’ Thereafter, he was acquired by ‘The Phoenix Suns’ for the ‘Las Vegas Summer League.’ On September 29, he was signed by ‘The Orlando Magic’ for the subsequent season. On October 7, 2014, his rights for the ‘NBA D-League’ were acquired by the ‘Erie BayHawks,’ an affiliate team of ‘Orlando Magic.’
At the end of October 2014, he was waived by ‘Orlando Magic,’ allowing ‘Erie BayHawks’ to acquire him officially. After the acquisition, he became part of the ‘D-League’ training camp. In his debut match for the ‘BayHawks’ on November 24, he scored 23 points and helped his team win against ‘The Idaho Stampede.’ On February 4, 2015, he was named to the ‘Futures All-Star’ team for the second time in his career.
On March 11, 2015, he signed a 10-day contract with the ‘Phoenix Suns’ and played for them against ‘The Minnesota Timberwolves.’ He rejoined the ‘BayHawks’ on March 21, after the expiration of his 10-day contract with the ‘Phoenix Suns.’ In July, he was acquired by ‘The New Orleans Pelicans’ for the ‘NBA Summer League’ of 2015. He averaged 24.3 points per game in the league and earned a place in the ‘All-NBA Summer League’ first team.
On July 22, 2015, he signed a $2 million contract with ‘The Sacramento Kings.’ Playing for the ‘Kings,’ he scored his career-best 21 points against ‘The Portland Trail Blazers.’ He then matched his career-best by scoring 21 points against ‘The Miami Heat.’ He then scored a total of 40 points in games against ‘The Oklahoma City Thunder’ and ‘Phoenix Suns.’
On July 15, 2016, he was signed by ‘The Dallas Mavericks.’ He scored a total of 46 points against ‘The Los Angeles Lakers’ and ‘The San Antonio Spurs.’ On January 29, 2017, he scored 24 points against the ‘Spurs.’ He went on to score a career-high 31 points against ‘The Minnesota Timberwolves’ on February 24, 2017. Three days later, he scored 29 points against ‘The Miami Heat.’ During the 2017-18 season, he suffered an injury to his left tibia and was ruled out for the entire season. On July 6, 2018, he was signed by ‘The Portland Trail Blazers’ as part of a two-year contract.
In 2019, he returned to 'Dallas Mavericks' and signed a four year contract with them. In 2020, he was traded to the 'Philadelphia 76ers' in exchange for Josh Richardson.
Family & Personal Life
Seth Curry married former professional volleyball player, Callie Rivers, on September 14, 2019. They have a daughter, Carter Lynn, who was born—before their marriage—in 2018.