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08.08.2022

CURRY CAMP RETURNS TO BRING TOP YOUTH TALENT TOGETHER IN SAN FRANCISCO

Stephen Curry hosts next generation of star hoopers at 7th annual training experience

CURRY CAMP RETURNS TO BRING TOP YOUTH TALENT TOGETHER IN SAN FRANCISCO

Stephen Curry hosts next generation of star hoopers at 7th annual training experience

Following a two-year hiatus, Stephen Curry’s hands-on training camp returned for the top high school basketball players in the country. One of the many ways Stephen gives back to the game he loves, Curry Camp provides mentoring for elite youth basketball athletes, empowering them on their journey to compete.

The four-time NBA champion personally invited 26 boys and girls from across the country to receive 1:1 coaching from the three-point king himself alongside a star-studded roster of coaches and trainers. Campers had the opportunity to show off their skills while practicing and playing with some of the sport’s best, including former Los Angeles Lakers player Kent Bazemore and recently retired Davidson College head basketball coach Bob McKillop, who also served as Stephen’s coach while at Davidson from 2006-2009. 

“We’re just trying to normalize that basketball is basketball, and celebrate the game,” Curry tells Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle. “My hope is to give the girls coming through the ranks something potentially to look forward to, being part of this experience and having access to me and our squad and what we do. And, also, for the boys, to give them the perspective that it’s not just them hooping. Girls can do this, too. And they should encourage, celebrate it and support it.”
- Stephen Curry

FEMALE BALLERS IN FULL FORCE 

NCAA women’s basketball player Azzi Fudd took on a different role as a coach at Curry Camp this year, having been in the players’ shoes as a camper just a few years ago. Over the years, Stephen and Azzi have built a friendship, and she is now a signed athlete for SC30, Inc., where Stephen continues to give her guidance through professional services and growth opportunities to develop her brand.  

Female hoopers like Azzi and the rest of this year’s female campers have experienced firsthand some of the disparities that women face in the sport, routinely receiving fewer resources, funding and training, as compared to men’s basketball players. Curry Camp is one of the ways Stephen is advancing women’s basketball, extending the opportunity to an equal amount of female and male participants to ensure that these athletes have what they need to take the next step in their careers and have the opportunity to receive coaching and mentorship from strong female figures like Azzi who can support them on their journeys.  

FUELED BY FRESH KICKS 

When it comes to basketball, Stephen knows that what’s on your feet is half the battle. With that in mind, Curry Brand outfitted the group with the latest and greatest in Curry apparel and footwear – including everything from the fan-favorite Curry 4 FloTro to the recently launched Curry Flow Cozy.  

Similar to the Curry 4 FloTro, the Curry Flow Cozy incorporates UA Flow cushioning, but includes two plush, rubberless pods that give the shoe a weightless, walking-on-clouds feeling. Ideal for the athlete looking to balance style with recovery, the Curry Flow Cozy offers a premium look and feel, with the addition of materials like leather and iconic tooling. Not to mention, the UA Intelliknit upper provides unmatched stretch and flexibility for off court wearing. Thanks to game changing footwear like the Curry Flow Cozy, not only did Curry Camp athletes leave Curry Camp with a better understanding of themselves as a player, but also left with firsthand experience of putting the best Curry Brand product to the test.  

BEYOND BASKETBALL 

While Curry Camp’s primary goal is to offer youth athletes the opportunity to learn what it takes to succeed on the court, the camp’s impact extends beyond the shot clock. Throughout the three day experience, Stephen took the time to share advice with youth hoopers about the importance of community and giving back, discussing why Curry Brand’s mission is to “Change the Game for Good,” and how these rising stars can help shape the future for the better – on and off the court.

The 2022 Curry Camp roster included Stephon Castle, Covington, GA; Isaiah Collier, Marietta, GA; Silas Demary Jr., Lincolnton, NC; Justin Edwards, Philadelphia, PA; Curtis Givens, Montverde, FL; Elmarko Jackson, South Kent, CT; Ian Jackson, The Bronx, NY; Tre Johnson, Dallas, TX; Jared McCain, Corona, CA; Derik Queen, Montverde, FL; Ausar Thompson, Atlanta, GA; Amen Thompson, Atlanta, GA; Bryson Tucker, Bradenton, FL; Jasmine Brown, Frankfort, IL; Jaloni Cambridge, Nashville, TN; Milaysia Fulwiley, Columbia, SC; Kymora Johnson, Charlottesville, VA; Zamareya Jones, Bethel, NC; Reniya Kelly, Hoover, AL; Jordan Lee, Stockton, CA; Madisen McDaniel, Forestville, MD; Olivia Olson, St. Louis Park, MN; Cassandre Prosper, Orleans, ON, Canada; Taliah Scott, Orange Park, FL; Ashlynn Shade, Noblesville, IN; and Mikaylah Williams, Bossier City, LA.