Stephen Curry made a lot of college programs — who overlooked him because of his lack of stature — look really stupid. Perhaps no program should kick itself more than Virginia Tech, where Curry wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father — former Virginia Tech and NBA player Dell Curry — and go to school in Blacksburg. The school had famously offered all the scholarships at their disposal, and told Curry he’d have to walk on if he wanted to make the team.
Instead, Curry enrolled at Davidson University, who had pursued Curry as early back as Curry’s sophomore year in high school. He took Davidson to two-straight NCAA Tournament appearances as a sophomore and a junior, and after being taken by the Golden State Warriors in the 2009 NBA Draft, he’s won two NBA Championships and two MVP awards.