Seth Curry's Shooting Prowess Makes Him a Lock to Land on an NBA Roster

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJune 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29:  Seth Curry #30 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on in the first half against the Michigan State Spartans during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Just as Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry pointed out via Twitter on Thursday following the 2013 NBA draft, the NBA is sleeping on his brother, former Duke Blue Devils sharpshooter Seth Curry:

The youngest Curry surprisingly went undrafted on Thursday night, and he will now have to overcome the odds to make his way into the league as an undrafted free agent.

But before you write Seth Curry off and label him as an overrated college basketball star, consider his impressive shooting prowess and how it translates to the NBA game. After all, his older brother is only three years older and an inch taller, but he managed to average over 23 points per game this past postseason.

Plus, Seth Curry is every bit as lethal from downtown as his older brother. He's not nearly as threatening as a creator off the dribble, but give him space and he'll make you pay.

As a senior with Duke last season, Curry shot nearly 44 percent from beyond the arc. To put that in perspective, Steph shot just 38 percent from deep during his final season with Davidson in 2008-09.

But Seth Curry's shooting ability extends inside the arc as well, where he is often just as reliable from mid-range. He shot over 46 percent from the floor for the 2012-13 season and 81 percent at the foul line. And while he's not explosive or lightning quick, he can penetrate and get to the basket.

In addition to his silky stroke, Curry is a versatile player on the perimeter. He can handle the ball and is certainly capable of taking over point guard duties from time to time on a second unit. And, of course, he can be deadly in pick-and-roll situations thanks to his shooting prowess.

After going undrafted this June, whichever team signs Curry will be getting a determined young player who will be excited to prove 29 other franchises wrong. No, Curry isn't a great athlete, but there are no doubts about his work ethic and his ceiling when it comes to developing into a knockdown outside shooter. 

As the Miami Heat have shown us in each of the past two seasons, you can never have too many floor-spacing shooters in your rotation.

You have to be able to score in today's NBA in order to win. Therefore, you can bet that a player like Seth Curry, who can score in a variety ways and consistently shoot the lights out, will be a critical piece in an NBA rotation at some point next season.


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