Series Features Unique Stories with Some of the Biggest Names in ACC Basketball
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Episode 3 of the Emmy Award-nominated ACC Network syndicated series, “Havoline Kings of the Court,” will air beginning this weekend through the month of March. Hosted by former University of Virginia star and 8-year NBA guard, Cory Alexander, the series is syndicated throughout the ACC Network to over 100 television markets.
The final show of 2016 features basketball’s royal family, the Curry family. Learn about family patriarch Dell Curry, who grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia with four sisters and honed his shooting on a homemade basket set up by his father, eventually leading Fort Defiance High School to a state championship. He went on to attend Virginia Tech, playing both basketball and baseball. A four-year starter, he became the school’s all-time steals leader and second all-time in points scored, before the three-point line.
Though selected twice in the MLB Draft (once in high school and once at VT), he had promised his mother he would graduate, so he continued in basketball at VT. It was during his time for the Hokies that Dell met his wife Sonya, a member of the VT volleyball team. Hear them tell the story of how they met.
Drafted in the NBA by the Utah Jazz, Dell played for three teams his first three seasons. The third stop, the Charlotte Hornets, was where he found a home and thrived. In 11 seasons for the Hornets, he became the team’s all-time leading scorer and won the 1994 NBA Sixth Man Award. In Charlotte, Dell and Sonya raised their three children as part of the local community, stressing faith, hard work and family values.
Sons Stephen and Seth were both considered too small for college ball, but proved the doubters wrong with their great work ethic. Stephen attended Davidson, while Seth attended Liberty then Duke. With the support of their family, both went on to play in the NBA, where Steph is the reigning MVP on the defending World Champion Golden State Warriors and Seth plays for the Sacramento Kings.
Hear from Dell and the family as they talk about the importance of a strong family unit and see them united as Dell, now a television commentator for the Hornets, is honored during halftime earlier this season against the Warriors.
Nominated for the prestigious Emmy Award for Best Sports Series, “Havoline Kings of the Court” is dedicated to spotlighting the continued tradition of excellence that is Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. The series, three monthly half-hour shows, goes beyond the game to tell the unique story of a player or coach, and how they made a name for themselves in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
For complete information on “Havoline Kings of the Court,” including airdates and times, station affiliates and platforms, visit theACC.com/kings.
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In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 63 television stations covering over 14 percent of the United States across 20 states.
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