Steph Curry may be a superstar now but his former college is not in the game of providing star treatment. The school that Steph turned into a household name thanks to his performance in the NCAA tournament and of course his skyrocketing NBA career, refuses to raise the jersey of it’s most famous player. In this case though it is a pretty good reason. They just want to see him graduate and there will be no exceptions.


Davidson only retires jerseys of players who completely their degree and graduated. Steph left a year early so he doesn’t fit that criteria but that was something he knew before hand.

“I knew what I signed up for when I went to Davidson,” Curry said. “I made a promise to coach [Bob] McKillop and my family that when I left school back in ’09 that that would be accomplished — and it will be soon. Hopefully sooner than later.”

McKillop called Curry “the biggest catalyst for Davidson basketball that Davidson College has ever had.” Despite Curry’s popularity, Davidson athletic director Jim Murphy said there hasn’t been any movement to make an exception and allow him the recognition.

“It’s still a priority for sure; obviously there’s a lot going on right now,” Curry said. “Taking advantage of my career right now on the court in the NBA, it’s only a very short window, so you want to give all the attention and effort. But to be able to finish out that part of my life, whenever it does happen, will be huge.”

It’s not like Steph made the wrong decision considering how his life has changed the past few years. It is also cool to see the school not make any exceptions and stand by their policy. After all, they want to see Steph graduate and he is going to make it happen.