Curry productive despite lack of practice

Posted March 1, 2013

— Getting to play for Duke without running wind-sprints and suicides is a self-described player's dream for Seth Curry.

"Yeah, that was a joke when I said it was a 'player's dream,'" laughs the senior guard. "Coach (Mike Krzyzewski) kind of made a joke about that in our meeting."

Even with the smile, the pain the senior has struggled through for months in his right shin is no laughing matter.

"It just happened over time. It was just a gradual thing throughout the summer," Curry explains. "Running on hard surfaces and things like that."

The injury has held Curry out of what he guessed at about two-thirds of Duke's practice sessions.

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"I basically just get on the bike, do some cardio stuff, run in the pool, things like that," Curry says. "I try to do some core work, so I'm still getting a little bit of a workout in. I'm staying engaged with the team. I watch a lot of film, watch practice to see the new things they put in."

It's been long said that you are what you practice, but Curry's stat line puts that old adage out to pasture.

The guard is averaging more than 17 points per game, 43 percent shooting from behind the arc, and most importantly, has only missed one game. 

Apparently adrenaline proves to be quite an anesthetic.

"It kicks in," Curry says. "Especially in big-time games where I'm really hyped up for it, I basically don't even feel it."

The second Curry steps off the court, it's off for an immediate ice-down to numb the rising pain as his blood pressure falls.

It's not the ideal routine, but the alternative is just not an option for Curry.

"It's not going to be able to heal completely until I get about a month or maybe two months off, just completely staying off of it," Curry says.

Curry says he'll gladly put his feet up and take a load off on April 9, the day after the national championship game.


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  • goswick Mar 2, 2013

    I doubt you even know how to put a jock on...so you could never be a DUKE player of any kind.

  • VT1994Hokie Mar 2, 2013

    I have a lot of respect for Curry. He has won a bunch of games for Duke. I've been a Curry fan for a long time. His dad wanted Steph to go to his school, VT. Greenberg didn't see the big picture. Seth is one of the rare few on Duke's team that goes to the weight room. Go Duke.

  • StunGunn Mar 2, 2013

    Gotta admit, it is pretty impressive what he's doing without much practice. I wonder if it will affect his draft status.

  • 903 mens national championships Mar 2, 2013

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    Imagine if you attended real classes.

  • 1993 Tarheel Mar 2, 2013

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    Imagine if you attended dook.

  • GETOUT Mar 1, 2013

    Don't quite understand how you can't practice but play 30-40 minutes a game! Kinda reminds me of another basketball player who didn't wanna practice, just wanted to play in games! PRIMADONA!!!! Lol


  • arfamr1007 Mar 1, 2013

    they posted this same story after the last dook loss. Seems it doesnt hurt very much because he plays 39.5 minutes per game. He is just another liberal entitlement democrat that wants the spoils without the work. It's the equivalent of FMLA fraud in a job...he skips all the practice and work and shows up for the games. If I was any of the dook secondary players I'd be filling out transfer paperwork. BYE BYE RAT

  • 903 mens national championships Mar 1, 2013

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    If you're tired of this story, imagine how people that aren't UNC fans must feel about the UNC scandal.....Actually, I love that story too.

  • lanecc Mar 1, 2013

    Just proves how really good Curry is. I am guessing that the previous three comments were made by UNC fans or Duke haters.

  • Tar Heels Victory-NCAA CHAMPIONS Mar 1, 2013

    I am sooooo tired of this non-story. If it hurts so badly, then he should have sat out for a few games early in the season. Get over it!




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