Before Stephen Curry’s professional career even started, NBA prospect Chet Holmgren defeated the legend.
The Oklahoma City Thunder selected the 20-year-old 7-foot-1 Gonzaga Bulldogs star in the second round on Thursday night in Brooklyn.
Holmgren, a Minneapolis native, was a five-star recruit and the 2022 WCC Defensive Player of the Year winner.
The 195-pound Bulldogs center was projected to go in the first five picks in mock drafts, with some ranking him as the overall first pick.
After the Orlando Magic selected Paolo Banchero as their top pick, he was chosen second by the Thunder.
And as evidenced by his high school achievements, he already possesses the star power to triumph on the biggest stage.
Back in August 2019, the young person faced off against Curry, the four-time NBA champion and MVP of the 2022 NBA Finals.
The best players in the Bay Area had gathered for Curry’s SC30 Select Camp, where Holmgren was participating, to work on their skills.
But after the 7-foot star executed a disgusting behind-the-back move to leave Curry in the dust, he might have regretted inviting Holmgren.
Holmgren, who was only 17 at the time, used a trick to get past the Golden State star before emphatically dunking over the following defender.
The NBA player’s quick hands nearly put Curry on the ground, and to make matters worse, it was a move HE frequently uses to make NBA defenders look foolish.
Throughout his time in college, Holmgren showed himself to be both an offensive and defensive asset, playing more like a guard than a traditional center.
He had a 14.1 point, 9.9 rebound, and 3.7 block per game average as a rookie.
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