Dell Curry, the amazing father of two celebrated NBA players is an ex-pro NBA player who represented many National Basketball Association clubs like Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets as an outside shooting guard. Born in Virginia, US, Curry was enthusiastic about basketball right from his childhood as he was quite active in both basketball and baseball in the schools he attended. He is quite known for his impeccable skills and ability to score high points which helped his team to win crucial matches.
is stellar skills and dedication toward the sport have earned him several accolades, such as 1986 Metro Conference Player of the Year, 1994 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and Bobby Jones Award. Dell Curry’s great contributions to Virginia earned him a fellow of Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. In addition, he is the all-time leading scorer in Charlotte Hornets annals with 9,839 points. He is also the founder of Dell Curry Foundation that gives help and training to youths as well as rendering counseling on drug abuse.
Dell Curry’s Age and Biography
The ex-shooting guard was born as Wardell Stephen Curry in the independent city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, the USA on 25th July 1964. He has not disclosed any information about his parent’s identities, only that he was brought up in Grottoes. The former NBA player enrolled at the Fort Defiance High School, Fort Defiance, Virginia where he played and clinched both basketball and baseball state championships.
During that time, he frequently used the barn of his coach to train, which helped him to enhance his shooting skills. He opted to further his studies by joining Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia after being picked by the Texas Rangers in the 1982 Major League Baseball draft. In college, he participated with his team in the 1983 and 1984 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) where they finished as the second runner-up in the 1984 edition.
Though they made it to the 1985 and 1986 NCAA tournaments, they didn’t advance beyond first round on both occasions. Despite being picked in the 14th round of the 1985 Major League Basketball draft by the Baltimore Orioles, Dell Curry continued to play basketball for Virginia Tech. He later became Virginia Tech all-time leader in steals with his 295 points and second all-time leader with 2,389 and was made a fellow of Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Following his selection in the 15th round of 1986 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz, Dell Curry went on to play for other NBA teams including Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, and Milwaukee Bucks before retiring in 2002. He won many awards throughout his career which includes 1986 Metro Conference Player of the Year and 1994 NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Meet Dell Curry’s Wife
The former NBA star exchanged marital vows with his college sweetheart, Sonya Curry whom he met at college, on 28th August 1988. The union is blessed with three children namely; Stephen Curry (son), Seth Curry (son) and Sydel Curry (daughter). Prior to their marriage, Sonya Dell represented Radford High School in track and field, volleyball and basketball. She was named Virginia defensive player of the year as she led her volleyball team to clinch the state AA championship. Her basketball team won two state titles as she later obtained a degree in elementary education and a minor in family studies upon graduation.
More so, Sonya Dell is the chairperson of the Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman situated in Huntersville, North Carolina which she established in 1995.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Famer stands at a gigantic height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and his well-toned sports body weighs about 93 kg (205 lbs).
Other Facts About Stephen Curry’s Dad
1. Dell Curry is the Father of Two NBA Superstars
His oldest son, Stephen Curry is the regular point guard for the Golden State Warriors and has clinched three NBA titles. He is a two-time MVP and a six-time NBA All-Star with many analysts referring to him as the greatest shooter in NBA annals. His second son, Seth Curry, on the other hand, has played for some NBA teams, among them the Portland Trailblazers. Stephen and Seth are the first brothers to ever face off in an NBA Conference Finals series.
2. He is a Grandfather
He has three granddaughters namely; Riley Curry, Ryan Curry, and Carter Curry and one grandson Canon Curry.
3. Dell Curry is a Sports Commentator
Currently, the ex-pro NBA player is the color commentator for Charlotte Bobcats.
4. His Net Worth
Dell Curry has made a notable mark in National Basketball Association and it is no bombshell to find out that the highly skilled ex shooting guard has a net worth estimated at over $16 million.