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Steph’s brand signs ‘Japanese Steph Curry’ to multi-year shoe deal

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Steph's brand signs ‘Japanese Steph Curry' to multi-year shoe deal

Steph Brand Signs Multi-Year Footwear Deal with ‘Japanese Steph Curry’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

There’s a new member to the Curry Brand family, and he’s a long-time fan.

Keisei Tominaga, dubbed the “Japanese Steph Curry,” signed a multi-year contract with Steph Curry’s signature line, making him the first international athlete to do so.

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

Tominaga recently capped his three-season career at the University of Nebraska, where he earned second-team All-Big Ten honors last season after averaging 15.1 points per game.

Known for his three-point shooting abilities, Tominaga, who wore a No. 30 jersey as the four-time NBA champion, recorded 178 three-pointers during his time in Lincoln, Nebraska, becoming a fan favorite along the way.

In April, during the Hanes Originals Soft Touch College men’s 3-point championship, which he won, Tominaga gave his best performance of Curry’s no-look 3-pointer.

Tominaga reportedly met his idol, Curry, whom he modeled his game after, for the first time in 2018 while the Warriors star was in Tokyo. Tominaga was in high school at the time.

Having concluded his college career, Tominaga is in the middle of the NBA draft process. Although it is unlikely that he will be selected on draft night at Barclays Center on June 26-27.

That said, expect the point guard to show off his Curry sneakers on the court at the 2024 Paris Olympics, where Tominaga will represent Japan and, thanks to his new contract, his inspiration as well.

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