Instead of finishing out his four years in college, however, one year later in 2009 Curry left school without a degree. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dell, who spent 16 years in the NBA, he entered the NBA draft, becoming a 7th round pick of the Golden State Warriors.
Curry's mother, needless to say, wasn't thrilled.
"[It was disappointing] for him to be one season away, one year away from completing his college experience," she says. "Finish what you start, son. You just don't know what's in the future."
But before leaving school, Curry vowed to finish his degree by taking courses during the offseason. With the labor disputes pushing the NBA season back by at least two weeks, Curry is now making good on his promise, and has landed back on Davidson's campus. If he gets far enough in his classes before the end of the lockout, Curry will be able to continue studying remotely to earn credits towards graduation.
"There's nothing special about his being in the class at all," says one of Curry's professors, Rick Gay. "He acts like a regular student. He shows up, does his work, participates in class discussion, and so he's just a normal student in the class."
This segment aired on October 15, 2011.