News came in the last week or so that Stephen Curry’s little brother, Seth, was going to transfer from Liberty in favor of a more prominent program and wanted to go somewhere close to where he grew up in North Carolina.
That clearly limited the schools — and good ‘ol Andy Katz reported Sunday that Duke will get Seth’s services. After sitting out next year as a transfer, he’ll have three years of eligibility.
The question now is how can we possibly root for the kid?
I mean, part of Stephen Curry’s appeal over the last couple years is that he played for a tiny school like Davidson and took them deep into the NCAA Tournament last year. It was the classic underdog story and as a result the skinny sharpshooter became an instant hero.
Seth can fill up the scoreboard too (top scoring freshman in the country this year) and perhaps at Liberty he could have achieved the same sort of underdog demigodness his brother did.
The Duke thing just ruins it. We hate Duke. There’s not even a need to explain it. You just know.
Seth will become just another player we can’t stand in that monolith of a program. Kyle Singler is the latest. And much to many people’s surprise J.J. Redick doesn’t top the list of Duke hate. I’d say Josh McRoberts instead.
But in all seriousness, hopefully it works out well for Seth. Can’t wait to boo him in a couple years.