When Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry led the Davidson Wildcats to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, the world took notice of a small college basketball team that not a lot of people ever heard about.

They were able to beat the likes of Georgetown and Gonzaga which ultimately helped improve Curry's 2009 NBA Draft stock. But beyond the limelight that followed Curry's career, whatever happened to the other players in their starting five that helped him achieve national attention?

Jason Richards

Davidson Wildcats guards Stephen Curry (30) and Jason Richards (2) celebrate after the Wildcats 82-76 victory against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 1st round of the 2008 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament the RBC Center.
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As the only other player aside from Stephen Curry on that team to average double figures, Jason Richards played a pivotal role as the team's point guard. He tried his luck in the 2008 NBA Draft but went undrafted. He tried to carve out his NBA career by playing in the G-League, but his aspirations were cut short due to multiple knee injuries, leading to his retirement in 2010.

Once he retired, Richards stayed close to basketball and currently serves as the Director of Student Athlete Development for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.

Andrew Lovedale

Following their remarkable NCAA run, Andrew Lovedale chose to continue his basketball journey. Unlike Richards, Lovedale never got any type of shot at playing in the NBA. Instead, he immediately played in Europe and enjoyed a longer career playing with various teams.

Boris Meno

Similar to Lovedale's career path, Boris Meno followed a similar route. He pursued his basketball career in Europe and played into his mid-30s. The last known team Meno played for was Montmorot, a team in the Nationale 3 league in France where he mostly served as a veteran presence in the locker room during their 2019 season.

Thomas Sander

While Thomas Sander did go on to become one of the team's top rebounders, he chose not to pursue a career in basketball after his time at Davidson despite having respectable averages of eight points and four rebounds a game. Instead, Sander chose a life away from sports. Like Sander, the rest of the team chose to drift away from basketball, finding different paths in life.

In retrospect, you have to give Curry even more credit now for how he was able to lead the 2007-2008 Davidson Wildcats in the NCAA tournament. As other teams tried to stack their roster with five-star level recruits, Curry singlehandedly carried his team to be three wins away from winning a national title. You can only imagine how far they would've gone in the tournament if they had just one more NBA-caliber prospect on the roster.