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How tall is Stephen Curry? Did Curry’s height affect his NBA Draft position?

Selected by the Warriors with the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, Stephen Curry’s height was a concern for a few scouts. How tall is Curry?

Reem Abdalazem
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Selected by the Warriors with the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, Stephen Curry's height was a concern for a few scouts. How tall is Curry?
Jerome MironUSA TODAY Sports

A player with the grand title ‘Greatest Shooter of All Time’ (G.S.O.A.T) also happens to be one of the smallest guys on an NBA court.

Warriors Stephen Curry is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, revolutionizing basketball by introducing his signature, the three-point shot.

And besides inspiring teams to utilize three pointers, Curry is especially inspirational due to how far he’s gone with his not-so-typical-basketball height.

What is Stephen Curry’s height?

The 34-year-old shooting guard’s height is 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) without shoes and 6′ 3″ (1.91 m) with shoes.

Several years ago, the NBA ran an “investigation” into the actual heights of their players, as some were thought to fib about a few inches or so. When asked about the league’s new measurements by a reporter in 2019, Curry’s response was as accurate as his shots.

Stephen Curry NBA Draft Card

Here’s the more interesting news though. Curry, like every player entering the NBA draft, was measured on a number of metrics including standing jump, wingspan, and height. And even though his scoring ability was clear, averaging +20.0 points per game his NCAA career, some scouts still doubted his overall execution because of his size.

Here are two of Curry’s draft cards by scouts:

“Far below NBA standard in regard to explosiveness and athleticism … At 6-2, he’s extremely small for the NBA shooting guard position, and it will likely keep him from being much of a defender at the next level.” – Stevan Petrovic

“At 6-1, he’s far too small to play solely at the 2G position.” – Aran Smith

Curry would be picked seventh overall in the NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors in 2009; four other guards would be picked before him.

1st Round PG/SG 2009 NBA Draft:

  • James Harden:6′ 4″ (3rd pick Arizona State/OKC Thunder)
  • Tyreke Evans: 6′ 4″ (4th pick Memphis/SAC Kings)
  • Ricky Rubio: 6′ 3″ (5th pick DKV Joventut(int)/MIN Timberwolves)
  • Jonny Flynn: 5′ 11″ (6th pick Syracuse/MIN Timberwolves)
  • Stephen Curry: 6′ 2″ (7th pick Davidson/GS Warriors

In 2014–15, Curry won his first MVP award in the NBA and led the Golden State to their first championship since 1975.

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