He COULDN'T Shoot Normally in High School Basketball But Became an NBA Star

  • Published: 09 December 2017
  • Stephen Curry is an NBA Star, but couldn’t shoot in high school basketball. Stephen Curry the high school basketball player was too small and was not going to make the NBA.

    NBA Star Stephen Curry is one of the greatest shooters of all time, but he wasn’t always like that. In fact, every major D1 college rejected Curry. Why and how did he make the NBA?

    Today I wanted to talk about the time Steph Curry was in high school when he couldn’t shoot normally and was rejected by colleges, but became an NBA Star. Y’all been killing it with the support for these stories so let’s keep it going. Let me know in the comments if this inspired you and ideas for new story videos. Alright let’s get into it.

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    Stephen Curry was not the star high school basketball player. He was far from it. At the end of his sophomore year, Curry was 5’ 6”, 125 pounds. In other terms, he was a pipsqueak for basketball. Curry had this goal of making the NBA and was willing to put in the work, but it just seemed like he was too small. On top of that, he couldn’t shoot normally. Basketball players are supposed to be shooting from their head up. Curry didn’t have enough strength to shoot it from there and so he would shoot it from his waist. That means Curry could easily get blocked and because he was so small, he could also easily get bodied.

    Dell Curry, Steph’s father and one of the great NBA 3 point shooters, told Steph that it was necessary for him to shoot from his head up so for the entire summer before junior year, Steph worked on his shot. Steph’s brother would say that Curry would work day and night on his shot. His shot was broken down to the point where he couldn’t shoot 2 feet in front of the rim. He would cry some nights, frustrated at his inability to correct his shot. But something was happening to Curry. He was growing. In his junior year of high school basketball, Curry showed off his new shot and new height. He was finally shooting above his head and stood at 5’ 9”. He averaged just under 20 points per game, but it wasn’t enough.

    No division 1 college was sending offers his way. Being in Charlotte. Steph would say that you want to play for the Tar Heels, Duke, Wake Forest but Curry would never get that chance. Still, Curry was pretty optimistic, but then he got hit with a big blow. The only college that recruited Curry was his father’s college, Virginia Tech, and they told him that he would have to play as a walk-on or basically they have an open roster spot for people who try out and if he does good, he might make that spot. There’s no guarantee. That hurt Steph.

    Curry worked harder in the next summer and grew to 6 foot. Finally, he got an offer his senior year, from Davidson College. Davidson coach Bob McKillop thought he had found a player that could change the whole program around and man was he right.

    Curry would have games here and there his freshmen year of college, but Steph became a household name, a college star, his sophomore year of college where he led Davidson on a Cinderella story to the final 8. He led a sort of no name division 1 school the final 8 of the NCAA tournament. His junior year of college basketball, Curry led the whole nation in scoring and eventually declared for the draft. If you want a video on the Cinderella Story of Davidson, let me know in the comments down below.

    Curry changed his whole life around with hard work and some great genetics that allowed him to grow. It’s funny how Curry couldn’t shoot normally in high school basketball and now is an NBA Star who is possibly the best basketball shooter that ever lived. But what do you think? Is Curry the best shooter ever? Let me know in the comments down below.

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Comments • 1 546

    MJ2KALLDAY   2 years back

    Ideas for next story? Best idea will get a shoutout in the next story!

    • Prajwal Harish
      Prajwal Harish  6 months back

      Do a Luka Doncic story-From Euro League to NBA

    • Manchester Ice
      Manchester Ice  1 years back

      Lebron childhood

    • Ba Ngao
      Ba Ngao  1 years back


    • Kakashi Kiba
      Kakashi Kiba  1 years back

      do a story about micheal jordans sons and how it dosent matter that his or their fathers was a nba star basically why sons didnt really play how micheal sucked at baseball all that crap it would be interesting

    • Ton Coleman
      Ton Coleman  1 years back

      MJ2KALLDAY how scottie pippen was discovered before the NBA.

  • Fan of your Trip Report
    Fan of your Trip Report  1 months back


    • Rahjon Woodson
      Rahjon Woodson  1 months back


      • Kyle M
        Kyle M  2 months back

        Curry got to the nba through extremely hard work

        • Noah
          Noah  2 months back

          This was probably my first MJ2KALLDAY video and I’ve been subscribed ever since. Looking back at this he has definitely had major growth.

          • Abdinajib Dubad
            Abdinajib Dubad  3 months back

            Yes best shooter ever

            • Ali Alzowaini
              Ali Alzowaini  4 months back

              Yes he is the best shooter like if agree

              • Erich Olsen
                Erich Olsen  4 months back

                Worst narration tbh

                • Oni Chan
                  Oni Chan  5 months back

                  Steph story motivated me to work harder if i want to reach my dream

                  • Little Gamer
                    Little Gamer  5 months back

                    Jimmy butler

                    • DJ Cap A Lot
                      DJ Cap A Lot  5 months back

                      No he not the best shooter

                      • No Name
                        No Name  5 months back

                        How did he grow so much and so late? Did he take growth hormones or something?

                        • Viktor Coniate
                          Viktor Coniate  5 months back


                          • Kiara Martin
                            Kiara Martin  6 months back

                            Not true

                            • MARALYN BOOTH
                              MARALYN BOOTH  6 months back

                              These are great stories! Could you do Curry’s first NBA game? Sorry if you have!

                              • Elis Moraes
                                Elis Moraes  6 months back

                                curry greatest shooter in nba history

                                • NBA Stories
                                  NBA Stories  6 months back

                                  shoes pls

                                  • Micah Vlogs
                                    Micah Vlogs  7 months back


                                    • Duolingo Owl
                                      Duolingo Owl  8 months back

                                      Dude I love you and your videos, but this almost word for word of the actual documentary. The lack of effort man.

                                      • Bridget Makar Thomas
                                        Bridget Makar Thomas  8 months back

                                        Curry is no dought 100% the best shooter of all time the only person that would disagree is Lavar Ball so yeah hes the best

                                      • Chaos Zeal
                                        Chaos Zeal  8 months back

                                        Nah it's DeAndre Jordan

                                        • John Carlo Fernando
                                          John Carlo Fernando  8 months back

                                          I hate the warriors, i hate durant, i like curry. How does this make sense?

                                          • CoolBoyGaming
                                            CoolBoyGaming  9 months back

                                            Steph Curry is the best shooter in the NBA there's no argument there so,

                                            I wish Seth Curry is a Star too

                                            • Kwame Owusu
                                              Kwame Owusu  9 months back

                                              Make a jamesharden

                                              • Jordan toys review
                                                Jordan toys review  9 months back

                                                Well that was annoying I said Curry

                                                • Jordan toys review
                                                  Jordan toys review  9 months back

                                                  I did not say that I said Chloe is the best shooter in the NBA

                                                  • Jordan toys review
                                                    Jordan toys review  9 months back

                                                    Who is the best shooter in the NBA

                                                    • cool dude
                                                      cool dude  9 months back

                                                      Fake as hell

                                                      • Laura Beckley
                                                        Laura Beckley  9 months back

                                                        That was a cool video but can you do like another person like Kyrie or Labron

                                                        • Video Time With Sergio
                                                          Video Time With Sergio  10 months back

                                                          Curry is the best shooter of all NBA history

                                                          • 1 2
                                                            1 2  10 months back

                                                            How about making a video about lebron james and his sleeves under his shirt

                                                            • Kardell Trent
                                                              Kardell Trent  10 months back

                                                              It was the Jersey number right?

                                                              • Mfundi Khumalo
                                                                Mfundi Khumalo  10 months back

                                                                Steph Curry is a perfect example of what hard work can do.

                                                                • jenny rose
                                                                  jenny rose  10 months back


                                                                  • Fortnite Chicken
                                                                    Fortnite Chicken  10 months back

                                                                    He is

                                                                    • Shirley Walker
                                                                      Shirley Walker  10 months back

                                                                      Curry is the best of luck in the world

                                                                      • Guifendjy Dads Paul
                                                                        Guifendjy Dads Paul  10 months back

                                                                        Yes he is

                                                                        • nody tousaint
                                                                          nody tousaint  11 months back

                                                                          curry is the best shooter

                                                                          • Johannes Tebbert
                                                                            Johannes Tebbert  11 months back

                                                                            You really make great videos !

                                                                            • Jeadyn Milfort
                                                                              Jeadyn Milfort  11 months back

                                                                              CURRY IS BEST SHOOTER ON UNIVERSE

                                                                              • TwT_ Golden
                                                                                TwT_ Golden  11 months back


                                                                                • Randy Drybread
                                                                                  Randy Drybread  12 months back


                                                                                  • Lal Bahadur Singh
                                                                                    Lal Bahadur Singh  12 months back

                                                                                    Always the greatest @steph

                                                                                    • Inderclone
                                                                                      Inderclone  1 years back


                                                                                      • King Angel2279
                                                                                        King Angel2279  1 years back

                                                                                        Curry is not best shooter is ray allen

                                                                                        • Random Guy
                                                                                          Random Guy  1 years back

                                                                                          julian newman

                                                                                          • NBA C. Police
                                                                                            NBA C. Police  1 years back

                                                                                            No doubt curry is one of the best shooters in nba history but its hard to like him because of the super team he is in full of ban wagon fans. so idk

                                                                                            • Davin Mutoni-Ndengerabahizi

                                                                                              Like your videos MJ keep doing them and also I hope you like my comment!!!!!