It's crazy to believe Curry wasn't that highly touted.
At just 30 years of age, Steph Curry already has three NBA championships and is considered one of the greatest three-point shooters of all time. With this in mind, it's hard to believe that Curry was a heavily scrutinized player coming out of college. In a new article called Underrated written by Steph Curry in The Players Tribune, Curry talks about the criticism he received heading into the NBA and how it made him a better player.
"I remember Doug Gottlieb, who was a major draft analyst at the time, talking about how there were six other point guards in my class with a higher upside than I had," Curry wrote. "SportsCenter put up a tweet with his comment on it…… and I guess someone found that tweet a few years later, once we started having success in Golden State? So now it gets recirculated every so often."
"It’s hard to even describe how much comments like that bugged me. All this analysis that people would put out there, all these scouting reports and whatever, that kept the focus on what I supposedly couldn't do," Curry continued. He also added that the way talent is assessed these days isn't good because it makes scouts look at what guy can't do as opposed to what their strengths are.
The article lines up with the announcement of his The Underrated Tour which will act as a basketball camp for high school prospects who are rated three stars or less.
Now that Curry is as successful as he is, the analysts who doubted him must be feeling pretty foolish.