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Strengths: above average jump shooter, underrated ball handler
Duke Blue Devils fans know very well what senior guard Seth Curry brings to the table offensively.
Curry has averaged nearly 41 percent shooting from three-point territory in his two seasons with the Blue Devils. Simply put, you know what you get from Curry as a shooter. When he’s on, he’s on fire.
Not only is Curry a polished outside shooter, he’s also an underrated point guard. Curry more than held his own in that department last season, when Mike Krzyzewski was forced to platoon the point guard position between Curry, Austin Rivers and Quinn Cook.
If Cook struggles at the PG position, expect Coach K to turn to the steady veteran hand of Curry.
Weaknesses: too streaky a shooter, struggles with physical defenses
When Seth Curry is on from beyond the arc, he’s on. But when he’s off, look out.
When Duke closed out the 2011-12 season losing three of its last four, Curry shot a meager 10-of-42 from the field and 8-of-24 from long range. And in Duke’s upset loss to Lehigh in the NCAA tournament, Curry was a combined 2-of-16 shooting.
Also, Curry’s small frame (6’2”, 180 lbs) has put him at a disadvantage when it comes to dealing with the more physical guards Duke has played against over the years. Whether or not these problems persists for Curry and Duke this season remains to be seen.