Stephen Curry captivated college basketball fans by leading the Cinderella story Davidson Wildcats all the way to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA tournament.
His dynamic shooting made everyone from Jay Bilas to LeBron James stand up and take notice. It didn't matter how difficult the jumper was, Curry knew he could knock it down and he did.
Not only was he a sensational scorer but he payed attention to the defensive end. These memories of the 2008 NCAA tournament lifted Curry to the lottery but I have a hard time believing in a NBA playoff encore.
Curry's March Madness performance was a hot streak, that's it. He was hitting shots that weren't even close to in rhythm and did it over and over again.
Many will point to the numbers and say that he performed like that all season long. Well, in reality, Curry's numbers were augmented by the lack of competition in the Wildcat's league.
In the regular season, whenever Davidson would play against a ranked opponent, Curry would struggle. The length of defenders on teams like Duke created havoc for Curry and forced him into tough shots.
In the NBA, defenders are even more athletic and bigger. Curry's inability to attack the basket will result in him struggling to score unless he learns how to run an offense.
At best, Curry will be a spot up shooter who kills in transition.