Seth Curry, the Brother of Stephen: Is the Better Curry Just a Freshman?

Ari KramerSenior Analyst IINovember 25, 2008

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina

Father: Dell Curry

Mother: Sonya Curry

College experience: Freshman

Wait, isn't Stephen Curry a junior?

Yes, yes he is, but his younger brother, Seth, is a freshman at Liberty University. 

After missing out on his older brother, it looks like the most prestigious college basketball programs may have missed out on Seth. 

Curry has only played two games at Liberty—only one was against a Division I opponent—but the freshman from Charlotte has already shown that he is a shooter and a scorer. 

In a blowout against Montreat, Curry debuted for Liberty with 23 points on 9-22 shooting from the field. He hit three treys in eight attempts, had seven steals, six assists, and five rebounds in 30 minutes. 

Curry played 32 minutes in his first taste of Big South basketball, but his Flames were routed by the Kenny George-less UNC-Asheville Bulldogs. He scored 18 points and had six rebounds, but only shot 6-17 from the floor and 1-5 from three. 

In the two games, Seth only turned the ball over once.

Stephen Curry had a double-double in his collegiate debut, but it was not the kind of double-double he wanted. The older Curry scored 15 points but turned the ball over 13 times. 

Stephen followed up the ugly performance with a 32-point game at Michigan, but had another poor performance—16 points and 10 turnovers—a week later at Missouri.

If you want to keep comparing the brothers' stats, Stephen was not an honorable mention to the McDonald's All-American team in high school, but his younger brother was. 

Both were named All-Conference and All-State in their final seasons at Charlotte Christian. said that Seth needs to get stronger and improve his finishing skills. However, they also said that for Stephen. 

There is one evident reason why Seth rejected Bob McKillop's scholarship offer. Seth knows he is just as good as his older brother and wants to emulate what Stephen did at Davidson. However, he wants to bring a different team into the NCAA spotlight. 

It will be hard for a team comprised of seven freshmen and five starting guards to make the NCAA Tournament, but if the recruiting class develops the way that Ritchie McKay hopes it will, Liberty will be a threat next season.

According to ESPN, Curry was not the best recruit in McKay's class of 2008. Carter McMasters was rated an 88, which is 16 points higher than Curry's 72. 

Radford is the only Big South program that brought in better freshmen for this season. 

Curry's freshman campaign is only two games old, leaving a lot for him to prove, but the future looks bright for Curry and the Flames. 

Seth has an opportunity tonight against Virginia to prove that he can play against teams from the most superior conferences.