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Seth Curry Is Part Of A Great Duke Tradition. Just Not The One You Probably Think

Character and hard work put him where he is today

Atlanta Hawks v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Seven
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JUNE 20: Seth Curry #31 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots over Bogdan Bogdanovic #13 of the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Wells Fargo Center on June 20, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
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Seth Curry had a pretty solid career at Duke which was somewhat marred by an injury that made it hard for him to practice his senior year.

He wasn’t drafted and was sort of seen as Dell’s other son and Steph’s little brother, but not necessarily good enough to be in the NBA.

In his first three seasons, Curry played in a total of three games. When he got to Dallas, he became a real factor and now, with Philly, he’s a key part of the team and one of the deadliest shooters in the league.

People talk a lot about the Brotherhood and we tend to think of guys like Zion Williamson, Kyrie Irving and JJ Redick.

But there’s a secondary tradition too and that’s the guys who come out of Duke undrafted, or under appreciated, and carve out really nice careers for themselves. Among those are Lance Thomas, Quinn Cook, who has two rings, Gary Trent and Curry. The big stars say a lot about Duke basketball, but guys like this say something just as important.