Duke is one of the most successful programs in college basketball, but they are also one of the most hated. So what happens when one of the most beloved college basketball players transfers to Durham? We’re about to find out. Seth Curry is transferring from Liberty to Duke.
Maybe you haven’t heard of Seth Curry: he’s the younger brother of Davidson’s Stephen Curry, and yet big-time colleges somehow didn’t recruit him. He proved the scouts wrong by leading all freshmen in scoring at 20.2 points per game. With that type of production, Curry probably could’ve chosen any college he wanted, but after a visit to Durham and meeting with Coach K, Curry made his decision.
Stephen Curry filled Cinderella’s shoes quite nicely last year, and Seth Curry played the underdog roll all season long. Now he transfers to the Goliath that is Duke University. Sure, Duke isn’t what it used to be, but it’s consistently a 25+ win team and has made the tournament 14 years in a row. As someone who dislikes Duke for no real reason other than their success, combined with Dick Vitale’s man-crush on the entire team, I will be rooting for Curry, but rooting against Duke.
Hopefully he will have as great a season as his brother did this past year and just like his brother, fall short of the tournament. Though that is unlikely, and at some point I will probably have to make a choice to cheer for Curry and Duke or root against the Blue Devils. But I’ve got a year to think it over, since Curry will have to sit out a season before being eligible.