Golden State Warriors star steph curry it has inspired an entire generation of basketball players, changing the game along the way.
Curry is widely considered the greatest 3-point shooter of all time as he continues to expand the definition of a good shot.
But there is only one shooter like Curry, as a shooting guard for the Toronto Raptors marquis nowell learned on Wednesday.
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During the first quarter of a Summer League game against the detroit pistonsNowell got a wide-open three-point attempt with a nice move.
Nowell spun and began to back up court after fumble, a move Curry is known for, but instead of draining all three as Curry often does, Nowell missed the rim completely.
Nowell went undrafted out of Kansas State after a magical run at the NCAA Tournament 2023 in which he led the Wildcats to an Elite Eight appearance.
He became one of the darlings of March Madness after breaking an NCAA Tournament record 19 assists against Michigan State in the Sweet 16.
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The 5-foot-7 guard signed with the Raptors in a two way contract and has averaged 10.3 points in three Summer League games.
«I think we talked about it the other day: He has the heart of a champion. He’s a winner. That’s a style for his game,» Raptors assistant coach Pat Delany said of Nowell, according to The Athletic. «Coaching him, you have to allow him a bit of that leash because he brings a lot more good than bad…He brings energy to our group. He brings, obviously, the energy of the crowd. We could feel that too.»
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Nowell finished Wednesday’s game against the Pistons with nine points on 2-13 shooting, missing all five of his 3-point attempts in 30 minutes of playing time.
Toronto will face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.