After recording a career-high 31 points Saturday, Seth Curry earned ACC Player of the Week honors for the first time this season.
Curry is averaging 17.1 points per game this season, 3.9 points more than last season. He is also hitting a career-high 50 percent of his field goals, while also knocking down 41.9 percent of his 3-pointers.
Additionally, Curry was named a team captain this week prior to the team's game against Davidson, joining fellow seniors Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly.
“It is a great honor to be named captain,” Curry said in the press release. “I have been trying to lead all year, so it is great to have Coach K honor me by putting that label next to my name along with Ryan and Mason.”
Curry was also a captain of last year's squad.
“Our three seniors have really been the leaders of our team,” Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in the release. “From the spring Ryan and Mason were named co-captains but Seth has been one of the leaders since then. It seems only natural that all three of them should be tri-captains. It is an honor and we are really happy to make it official.”
In the Durham-Herald Sun, Steve Wiseman takes an in-depth look at Curry's summer training routine, his relationship with his brother, NBA star Stephen Curry, and his injury struggles this season:
Like his father, Dell, the Charlotte Bobcats television analyst who played 17 NBA seasons, and brother, Stephen, now with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Seth Curry is adept at perimeter shooting.
Now a fifth-year senior with Duke, he has grown into a more complete player who is one of the ACC’s best.
That was the plan this past summer when Seth lived with Stephen Curry at his suburban Charlotte home so they could work out together. Seth Curry admitted getting worn down late last season, so strength and conditioning became a major focus of their joint workouts.
“The workout we were doing was high intensity non-stop action,” said Stephen Curry, a Davidson All-American guard before the Warriors made him a first-round pick. “Trying to work out without stopping. That helps on condition and mental toughness. With the minutes he was going to have to play, he needed that.”
Seth Curry, the ACC’s third-best scorer at 17.1 points per game this season, said his summer work with his NBA brother was a big help.
“Just being able to push each other is a great benefit,” Seth said. “We talk basketball all the time. It’s great to be able to learn from that.”
With Stephen Curry recovering from an ankle injury over the summer, the brothers weren’t able to play any 1-on-1.
“I was disappointed,” Seth Curry said, admitting that beating his older brother isn’t something that happens regularly.