Stephen Curry is dropping jaws nearly every time he takes the court. The next batch of NBA talent is certainly taking notice.
Cal junior guard Jordan Mathews is one of the Pac-12's top shooters, but he marvels at what Curry is able to accomplish.
“That’s not a shot, that’s a laser,” Mathews told Inside Bay Area's Cal blog BearTalk. “Don’t ever fool yourself, that’s a laser.”
Talking about Curry's 46-point night in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Mathews was left in awe.
“Some of the shots he made off the dribble were like, 'What do you do when someone makes shots like that?'"
Curry isn't the only sharpshooter Mathews is studying.
"I like to watch guys like Klay (Thompson), J.J. Reddick, Wesley Matthews," he said. "Klay does a great job of no matter where the ball is he always centers it and shoots it. He doesn’t need to dip it. Wesley Mathews does a great job of showing his hands at all times. And Reddick’s conditioning is top-notch."
Mathews is averaging 13.0 points per game for Cal this year and is shooting 42.8 percent from beyond the arc.
“Hopefully I can be like Steph, but that’s another level right now.”