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NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Was selected by Golden State as an early entry candidate in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft (7th overall)... Signed a contract extension with Golden State on October 31, 2012... Enters 2013-14 owning career averages of 19.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.65 steals and 35.3 minutes while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 44.6 percent from three-point range in 258 regular-season games (252 starts) over four seasons with Golden State... On the Warriors all-time career leaders lists, enters the 2013-14 season ranked 1st in free throw percentage (.901), 2nd in three-pointes made (644), 2nd in three-point percentage (.446), 7th in assists per game (6.1) and 10th in total assists (1,581)... Established NBA record for three-pointers made in a single-season, connecting on 272 in 2012-13. o Hit a franchise-record 93.4 percent from the free throw line in 2010-11 and was the first Warrior to lead the league in the category since Mark Price shot .906 in 1996-97... Is the only player in NBA history with career percentages of at least .460 from the field, .440 from three-point range and .900 from the foul line... Ranks second on the NBA's all-time three-point percentage list with a career-mark of 44.6 percent from distance, behind only Steve Kerr (.454)... Had 608 threes through the first 250 games of his career, becoming the first player in NBA history to tally 600 threes through their first 250 games (only Kyle Korver had hit 500 threes)... Finished runner-up for 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was a unanimous First Team All-Rookie selection... Won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star 2011 and has participated in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest twice (2010 and 2013) ... Was a member of the 2010 USA Men's Basketball Senior National Team that went 9-0 and won the Gold Medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey...

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 78 games (all starts), averaging career highs of 22.9 points (seventh in NBA) and 6.9 assists (T-15th) to go with 4.0 rebounds and 1.62 steals in 38.2 minutes (seventh)... Ranked third in the league in three-point percentage (.453) and tied for second in free throw percentage (.900)... Established a new NBA single-season three-point record by draining 272 three-pointers, eclipsing the previous mark set by Ray Allen (269 in 2005-06), doing so on 53 less attempts than Allen did with Seattle... Broke the Warriors' single-season franchise record for three-pointers, previously held by Dorell Wright (194) in 2010-11, by 78 threes... Became the only player in NBA history to hit 250 three-pointers and dish out 500 assists in a single season and the only player to average at least 3.0 threes and 6.0 assists... Became the second player in league history to hit 200-or-more threes on 45 percent-or-better shooting, joining Glen Rice, who did so in 1995-96... Moved up to second-place on the Warriors' all-time three-pointers list with 640 triples, trailing only Jason Richardson (700)... Was one of just four players in the league to average at least 22 points, six assists and four rebounds (along with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook) and is one of four Warriors ever to do so (Latrell Sprewell, Tim Hardaway and Rick Barry)... Earned Western Conference Player of the Month honors for the month of April, averaging 25.4 points, 8.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.13 steals in eight games in the final month of the season to become the third Warrior to ever win the award, joining Chris Mullin (November, 1990 & January, 1989) and Bernard King (January, 1981)... Averaged 26.0 points after the All-Star Break, which ranked fourth in the league over that span behind only Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant... Tallied two of the NBA's top six scoring games with 54 points on 2/27 at New York and 47 on 4/12 at Los Angeles, becoming the first Warrior to score 45-plus at New York and L.A. in the same season since Rick Barry in 1966 (joining Barry, Guy Rodgers and Wilt Chamberlain as the only four Warriors to do so)... Scored a career-high 54 points that included a career-best and franchise-record 11 three-pointers on 2/27 at New York, becoming the first player in NBA history to score 50-plus points while hitting 10-plus three-pointers in a game... 54-point effort was highest in the league in 2012-13 and the most scored by a Warrior since Purvis Short tallied 59 points on 11/17/84 vs. New Jersey (only Short, Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Joe Fulks have recorded higher scoring games in Warriors history)... Became the 13th player in NBA history to put together a 50-point game at Madison Square Garden... Since MSG re-opened in 1968 at its present location, only two other visiting players, Kobe Bryant (61 points) and Michael Jordan (55 points), have scored more than Curry's 54 points... Totaled 47 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals (shooting 17-of-31 from the field, 9-of-15 from three) on 4/12 at the Lakers, becoming the first player since Dwyane Wade (3/14/09 vs. Utah) and the first Warrior since Rick Barry (3/25/78 vs. NY) to post at least 47 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals in a game... Scored 20-plus 53 times, 30-plus 14 times, 40-plus twice and 50-plus once... Hit 17 three-pointers in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend, but was eliminated in the first round...

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 26 games (23 starts), averaging 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.50 steals in 28.2 minutes per contest... Ranked tied for second in the NBA in three-point percentage, hitting a career-best .455 from long range...Posted career-highs in field goal percentage (.490) and three-point percentage (.455) to go with an .809 mark from the free throw line, becoming just the second player in NBA history to hit at least 46.0 percent from the field, 43.0 percent from three-point land and 80.0 percent from the free throw line in three consecutive seasons (joining Steve Nash, who did so in five-straight seasons from 2004-05 to 2008-09) and the only player to accomplish the feat in his first three seasons in the league... His three-point percentage (.455) ranked as the fourth-best single-season percentage in franchise history... Posted season highs of 36 points on 13 made field goals (six threes) in 40 minutes on 2/18 at Memphis...Also scored 36 points on 2/9 at Denver...Dished out a season-high 12 assists on 2/2 vs. Utah and swiped a season-best six steals on 12/26 vs. Chicago... One of only seven players to post multiple games with at least 36 points and six assists (joining LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, Chris Paul and Deron Williams)... Posted 32 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four assists on 1/25 vs. Portland, one of only four players to tally those figures in a game (joining LeBron James, Monta Ellis, John Wall)... Tallied 21 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and six steals on 12/26 vs. Chicago, making him one of only two players to post those figures in a game (John Wall) and one of only three active players to have posted those numbers in multiple games in a career (Jason Kidd and Chris Paul)... Scored 10-plus points 19 times, 20-plus seven times, 30-plus three times and dished out 10-plus assists three times (all double-doubles) and had two 20-point/10-assist games... Missed 40 games due to injury, including the last 28 games (3/13-4/26) with a sprained right ankle and subsequent surgery on the ankle (performed 4/25)...Also missed nine previous games with a sprained right ankle (12/28, 1/6-1/18) and three with a strained tendon in his right foot (2/28, 3/2-3/4)...

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 74 games (all starts), averaging 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.47 steals in 33.6 minutes per contest... Among NBA leaders, ranked first in free throw percentage (.934), third in three-point percentage (.442), 15th in steals, 21st in assists and 26th in scoring...Free throw percentage of .934 (212-227 FT) established new Warriors single-season record, surpassing previous mark of 92.4 percent set by Rick Barry in 1977-78... Became first Warriors player to lead the NBA in free throw percentage since Mark Price shot 90.6 percent in 1996-97... For the second consecutive season, shot better than 45.0 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from three-point range and 85.0 percent from the line, becoming the first player to accomplish the feat in his first two NBA campaigns... Among all second-year players, ranked first in scoring, first in steals, first in free throw percentage, first in three-point percentage, second in assists and third in field goal percentage... Tallied 33 points and a career-high 11 rebounds at Minnesota (2/27)... Registered 23 points and a season-high 13 assists vs. Oklahoma City (2/13)... Posted a season-high 39 points & a then-career-high 14 field goals (on 20 FGA) at Oklahoma City (12/5)... Registered 20-or-more points 35 times, including seven 30-plus performances... Tallied 10-or-more assists six times...Five double-doubles (one point/rebound)... Won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2011 in Los Angeles, completing the obstacle course in 28.2 seconds... Became the first Warriors player to participate in the Skills Challenge after being voted into competition by fans... Registered 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds in 28 minutes as a member of the Sophomore squad in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles, a game won by the Rookies 148-140... Missed eight games due to a sprained right ankle (two games from 10/31 - 11/3 & six games from 12/10 - 12/21)...

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 80 games (77 starts), averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.90 steals in 36.2 minutes... Among NBA leaders, finished the season ranked third in the NBA in steals, eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.437), ninth in free throw percentage (.885), 13th in assists and 34th in scoring... Among rookies, ranked first in assists, first in steals, first in three-point percentage, first in free throw percentage, second in scoring, second in minutes, eighth in rebounding and 10th in field goal percentage (.462)... Was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for January (19.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.5 apg and 2.00 spg), March (19.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 7.3 apg and 1.79 spg) and April (26.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 8.1 apg and 2.63 spg)...Was only Western Conference Rookie to win award three times... From January 1 until the end of the season (49 games), averaged 21.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.94 steals in 38.9 minutes... His scoring average ranked tops among all rookies from January 1 through the end of the season... Became the only rookie in NBA history to shoot at least 45.0 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from three-point range and 85.0 percent from the free throw line for a season (minimum 100 FTM and 100 3FGM)... Registered 27 points, 14 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals at Minnesota (4/7), becoming just the third player, and first rookie, in NBA history to post at least those numbers in each category in the same game, joining Chris Paul and Micheal Ray Richardson... Had five 30-point/10-assist games, which tied Michael Jordan for the second-most 30-point/10-assist games by a rookie (Oscar Robertson is first with 25)...No other rookie posted one 30/10 game in 2009-10... Became just the sixth rookie in NBA history to post a 35-point, 10-assist, 10-rebound game when he registered 36 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in his first career triple-double vs. L.A. Clippers (2/10)...Only other rookies to accomplish this were Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Jason Kidd... In season finale at Portland (4/14), had then-career-high 42 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, becoming the first rookie since Oscar Robertson in February 1961 to register at least those numbers in each category in the same game... Drained 166 three-pointers, which were the most ever by a rookie in NBA history... Went 6-for-6 from long range at Denver (1/5), which tied the Warriors all-time franchise record for most made three-pointers without a miss in one game... Scored 30-plus points eight times...It was the most 30-point games by any rookie in 2009-10 and the third most by a rookie since Tim Duncan had eight in 1998 (LeBron James had 13 and Carmelo Anthony had 10 in 2003-04)... Registered 13 games with at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, which were the most 25/5/5 games by any rookie in 2009-10... Tallied 20-plus points 27 times, 30-plus points eight times and 40-plus points once... Missed two games with a sprained left ankle... Participated in the Three-Point Contest during All-Star Weekend at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas and placed second behind Paul Pierce of the Celtics...Also played in the Rookie Challenge during the All-Star break and posted 14 points (6-11 FG) in 23 minutes in a winning effort for the Rookies...

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:
Was a member of the 2010 USA Men's Basketball Senior National Team that went 9-0 and won the Gold Medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey... Appeared in eight of Team USA's games during the World Championships, averaging 4.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 10.6 minutes per contest...

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:
In three seasons at Davidson, averaged 25.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 32.6 minutes in 104 games... Ranks 25th all-time on NCAA Division I scoring list with 2,635 points... Ranks fourth on NCAA's all-time list for career three-pointers with 414, just 43 away from the record set by J.J. Redick of Duke... Left school as Davidson's and Southern Conference's all-time leader in scoring... Owns Davidson career records in three-pointers (414), free throws (479), 30-point games (30) and 40-point games (six)... Owns Davidson single-season records for points (974) and steals (86). o NCAA single-season record holder with 162 three-pointers in 2007-08... Named Consensus First-Team All-American as a junior and Consensus Second-Team All-American as a sophomore... Named John R. Wooden Award All-American as a sophomore and junior... Named Southern Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior... Was named Southern Conference Player of the Week 16 times and SoCon Men's Basketball Athlete of the Month 11 times... Named NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player and named to All-Region team after helping Davidson advance to the Great Eight as a sophomore... Scored in double-figures in every game of his career but two (102 games)... As a junior, led nation in scoring with 28.6 points to go along with 4.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 33.7 minutes in 34 games (all starts), becoming the first Davidson player to lead the nation in scoring... Scored 20-or-more points 31 times, 30-or-more points 15 times and 40-or-more points four times... As a sophomore, appeared in 36 games (all starts), averaging 25.9 points (4th in NCAA), 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 33.1 minutes... Led his team to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and, as #10 seed, on a run to the Elite Eight... As a freshman, appeared in 34 games (33 starts), averaging 21.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 30.9 minutes, leading team to NCAA Tournament...Ranked ninth nationally in scoring and second among freshmen behind Kevin Durant of Texas...

PERSONAL:
First name is pronounced STEFF-in...He and his wife, Ayesha, have one daughter, Riley...Parents are Dell and Sonya Curry...Has two siblings, Seth and Sydel...His father Dell was a star at Virginia Tech and went on to play 16 seasons in the NBA for five different teams, including a 10-year stint with the Charlotte Hornets...Dell is currently a broadcaster for the Charlotte Bobcats...His mother Sonya was a standout on the volleyball team at Virginia Tech...His brother, Seth, completed his career at Duke last season and was signed as a free agent by the Warriors prior to 2013 Training Camp...Has continued to work towards his degree from Davidson since joining the NBA...Received the Joe Dumars trophy as the 2010-11 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner and was once again a candidate for the 2012-13 award, which is voted on annually by NBA players...Was honored with the Eighth Annual Warriors Foundation Community Service Award in 2010 for his outstanding efforts in the community throughout his rookie season...Since his college days at Davidson, has been Champion of the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, which distributes live-saving, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect families across Africa from malaria...Last season launched his Three-For-Three Challenge, in which he donated three bed nets for every three-pointer he made during the season...In July of 2013, traveled to Tanzania with a group from Nothing But Nets in order to distribute bed nets to families at the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp...Has been one of the most active players in terms of community relations efforts during his time with the Warriors...Last season, made a surprise appearance at the Tenderloin Community School awards assembly in San Francisco, helping present awards to deserving students...Following the Warriors 2013 Playoff run, was presented the key to the City of San Francisco by Mayor Edwin Lee as part of a ceremony at City Hall to celebrate the team's season...Attended the NBA Nation event in San Francisco in May shortly after the Warriors were eliminated from the 2013 NBA Playoffs...Once again this past season, took part in numerous post-game meet & greets with Season Ticket Holders, fans and community groups...In 2011-12, was central to the Warriors first-ever TweetUp, taking part in a post-game Q&A with fans that attended the TweetUp, each of whom received a co-branded T-Shirt that featured the Warriors, Curry and Twitter...In 2010-11, co-sponsored a Feed The Children event with then-teammate Monta Ellis in which the duo helped distribute food boxes to 800 local families during the Warriors Season of Giving...Surprised Lucky Supermarket shoppers by providing them with $75 gift cards to purchase groceries...As part of the Esurance Green Mob, helped encourage local residents to go green and take public transportation by passing out prepaid BART cards on a BART ride from Oakland to San Francisco...Also took part in the Kaiser Permanente Hoops For Health basketball clinic at the team's practice facility...Additionally, visited a local senior center and took part in the Lucky Thanksgiving food distribution...Purchases 25 tickets to every home game and donates those tickets to various children's groups who attended games in the Curry's Corner seating section...An avid golfer, has hosted the Stephen Curry ThanksUSA charity golf tournament at San Francisco's Presidio Golf Course each of the past three years...Also hosts the annual Curry Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament in Charlotte, along with his father, with all proceeds going to the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson, NC...Has played in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in South Lake Tahoe twice, including a fourth-place finish this past summer, which was the best finish among all active professional athletes...Is very active on social media, interacting with fans and sponsoring monthly #SC30 contests where he gives prizes to fans who provide the best responses to his online challenges...Keeps fans updated on his career and off the court activities on his personal website, www.stephencurry30.com...Is on Twitter @StephenCurry30.
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Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 185 lbs./ 83.9 kg
Born: March 14, 1988
From: Davidson College
Draft: 1st Round (7th pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 4
Previous Teams:
  Golden State Warriors 2009 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Davidson/USA

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