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Hampton coach Edward Joyner Jr. played college ball at Johnson C. Smith, a Division II school in Charlotte coached by his uncle Steve Joyner. Curry knew the Joyners growing up and said he attended their summer camps.

Then again, Curry _ a four-year star at Charlotte Christian High School in the mid-2000s _ is sure to know plenty of the folks who will pack the Charlotte Bobcats’ arena this weekend.

“It’s very special. That’s my home,” Curry said. “It’s going to be fun to go back there and play again in front of a whole lot of family and playing in a building where I went to a lot of games growing up. It’s going to be exciting, and I can’t wait.”