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Even as an 8th Grader, Steph Curry Owned the Court

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is one of the best players in the NBA. But dominating the court is nothing new for the AGE-old point guard. And as proof: Footage of a teenage Steph Curry running circles around other kids — and his dad, Dell Curry, a star in his own right.

The video of young Steph Curry was posted by the Toronto Star late last week. It was part of a story looking back at Curry's time playing ball for the Queenway Christian College Saints Grade 7 and 8 boys team.

“He was this tiny little guy, but when we put him on the court he was just unbelievable," coach and history teacher James Lackey told the Star. "He was scoring 40 points, 50 points a game, no problem.” That was back in 2001-2002. The Saints went undefeated thanks to the big-time play of a 13-year-old Curry. “No one even came close to us that year.”

That's him in the photo at the top of the page. Number 12, third from the left, flashing that trademark smile. He's certainly small for a basketball player, but you can see how deceiving his size is in the video. It might just be a for-fun game, but stars-to-be can't just turn off their mad skills:

There's lots more about why Steph was in Toronto and what his coaches and teachers think of his NBA success in the original Star story. It's a good read, so check it out!

Photo and video via Toronto Star

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