On Monday, a squad of rising high school talents – boys and girls – arrived in the East Bay donning tropical floral patterned Curry 6 footwear and backpacks inspired by California living. It’s the sixth annual 2019 SC30 Select Camp, and while the backdrop is indeed sunny California, what awaits the athletes is three days of non-stop basketball. Clinics, drills and scrimmages led by Stephen Curry and his elite team of trainers and coaches, including his father Dell Curry, are sharing world-class knowledge and skill development tips all aimed at making this next generation of hoops players even better.
Dell and Stephen Curry provide one-on-one coaching during Day 1 of the 2019 SC30 Select Camp
This year’s roster of SC30 Select Camp participants includes top players from across the country, one of whom earned his spot this past fall during Stephen’s Underrated Tour, Powered by Rakuten. Quadry Adams caught Stephen’s eye and was invited to attend the SC30 Select Camp after an impressive showing.
3 point shoot outs, 3v3 competition, film breakdowns and skill work provided campers with guidance and insights to help develop their game alongside their peers, and a three-time World Champion and two-time NBA MVP. Seven girls are on court this year – including the return of class of 2021 guard Azzi Fudd and class of 2020 forward Cameron Brink – and they collectively brought the heat, winning two of the four competition-based shooting drills. Class of 2020 point guard Paige Bueckers even went shot for shot with Stephen himself, nearly beating out the best long range shooter in the game.
Following Day 2 of training and competition sessions, Stephen enlisted Paul Winsper, VP of Under Armour Athlete Performance, and Michael Watts, Senior Manager of Athlete Performance, to deliver a message of holistic training and recovery to the athletes – a mindset Stephen has personally adopted and encouraged the campers to integrate into their training, as well. The session included a walk-through of a pop-up recovery space for each of the athletes to experience personalized attention during their time off-court at camp.
Watts (left) and Winsper (right) take players through a recovery session featuring elements similar to what Stephen has experienced at Under Armour's Human Performance Center in Portland
The third and final day of SC30 Select Camp got into a groove quickly, with scrimmages and one-on-one coaching from Stephen and Dell. The gym was buzzing leading into the final event, the Showcase Game at Merritt College in Oakland. Stephen, Under Armour and Chase invited local community groups to attend in addition to boys and girls high school basketball teams from across the Bay Area. The players took to the court in a teal with floral print Curry 6 colorway for the big game and put on quite the show. The Curry 6 SC30 Select Camp colorway will drop August 16 at 10 am ET via the UA Shop App. Read all about this year's SC30 Select Camp Showcase Game here.
Under Armour also outfitted the players with pairs of a Curry 3 Zer0 III halo and ash gray colorway and a black, white and metallic gold Curry 6 colorway available for limited release on UA.com.
To see the full 2019 SC30 Select Camp roster, view the announcement story here.