DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Warriors practiced at Davidson College on Sunday, the night before their game in Charlotte against the Hornets. Steph Curry said it was his first time on the practice court, newly renovated since his years as a Wildcat from 2006 to 2009.
“A lot has changed since 2009, but obviously, great feelings coming back," Steph said. "The guys getting to see the old locker room we used to have, and being wowed at how archaic it is … and all the new stuff, it’s an awesome feeling to see the transformation.”
The current visitors' locker room belonged to the Wildcats when Steph was a player. This middle stall -- the “archaic” one -- was young Steph’s spot when he set the NCAA’s single-season record for 3-pointers with 162.
Steph made a significant financial contribution to his alma mater for renovations, and they honored him with a reserved stall in the new locker room.
More reminders of Steph's influence populate Harry L. Vance Athletic Center, where there’s a celebration of his accomplishments in the hallway.
A trophy case contains the net from the 2007-2008 season when Curry and his Davidson teammates reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
Dell Curry, Steph's dad who's now a Hornets broadcaster, came to practice to meet up with his son. When a reporter asked Steph what he’s expecting from the Hornets in their game, he said, “I haven’t paid much attention [to them yet].”
Steph looked across the court to where his dad was standing and joked, “Sorry, Pops.”