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Curry Brand Signs Professional Japanese Guard As First International Athlete

Keisei Tominaga made quite a splash as a breakout star on the NCAA basketball scene this past season. In his senior year as a guard for the University of Nebraska men’s basketball team, Tominaga earned second team All-Big Ten honors, was the leading scorer averaging north of 15 points per game, and won this year’s college 3-Point Championship contest. Tominaga proudly wears #30 on his jersey and models his game after Curry Brand President Stephen Curry, which leads to today’s exciting announcement that Tominaga has inked a multi-year partnership to become Curry Brand’s first international athlete.


Curry and Tominaga first met more than 5 years ago when Tominaga was invited to the 2018 Under Armour Basketball Tour in Tokyo as a high schooler. Tominaga’s connection to Curry shows up in his game, proving himself to be one of the most electrifying sharpshooters in NCAA basketball and earning him the nickname “Japanese Steph Curry.”

“It is an incredible honor to join Curry Brand and be among its elite roster of athletes. Steph has always been one of my basketball heroes and I have worked hard to emulate his game in my own basketball career, so to be able to represent his brand and everything he stands for is a dream come true.”

-Keisei Tominaga

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Keisei Tominaga

As the first international athlete to sign with Curry Brand, Tominaga will wear Curry Brand footwear and apparel on the court as he enters this next stage in his basketball career. Off the court, he will be a brand ambassador, expanding Curry Brand’s reach and commitment to change the game for good in Japan and around the world. Tominaga and Curry Brand will work together on community impact initiatives that will give young athletes the opportunity to pursue their dreams, just as he has been able to.

“We are excited to have Keisei join the Curry Brand family as we continue to extend our mission internationally. He has a dedication to the game and continues to be an inspiration for athletes across the globe. I love that we are growing this amazing roster of Curry Brand athletes, and Keisei along with our other athletes are continuing to create an impact and changing the game of basketball.”

-Stephen Curry, President of Curry Brand

Tominaga’s basketball journey began in Japan, where he was a standout high school player, averaging 39.8 points per game during his senior year. Throughout his young career, Tominaga has been tapped multiple times to represent his country in international competition and most recently competed for Japan in 3x3 Basketball in the Tokyo Olympics. Though he was the youngest player in the tournament, he finished third in scoring, fourth in 1-point shooting percentage and seventh in 3-point shooting, helping Japan make it to the medal round.


In 2019, Tominaga came to the United States to play collegiately, first at Ranger College, a junior college in Texas. In his two years there, he helped the program reach 50 wins and established himself as a top 3-point shooter, ranking ninth nationally as a sophomore in 3-point shooting percentage at 51 percent. Tominaga eventually transferred to the University of Nebraska, where he spent the past three seasons. He ranked seventh in program history with 178 career 3-pointers, with his 76 triples made this past season ranking eighth in single-season history for Nebraska. In April 2024, Tominaga also won the 3-Point Championship, putting on an impressive display of sharpshooting on the national stage at the NCAA Final Four.

“Keisei fits the DNA of a Curry Brand athlete. He’s an extremely talented shooter and scorer who plays with that distinct style and joy we see in our other athletes, all while proving to be a fierce competitor on the court. We are thrilled to have him join our team and help us grow Curry Brand in Japan and beyond as our first international athlete.”

-Ryan Drew, GM of Curry Brand

Tominaga joins Stephen Curry, De’Aaron Fox and MiLaysia Fulwiley as Curry Brand athletes.