Last year, Stephen Curry visited Manila as part of UA Road Show Manila. This year, his Asian Tour had stops at Shenyang, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei. Pinoy Gian Mamuyac stole the show with a big block on the Steph at the buzzer of their exhibition game. Gian topped 10 other young athletes to earn a spot in Curry’s camp next year.
Last year, I was among the lucky ones to get up close with Stephen Curry during his visit to Manila. Stephen Curry’s rise to super stardom has been a feel-good story from the ultimate underdog who rose to back to back KIA NBA MVP. While he is just amazing on court with his barrage of 3 pointers, Stephen Curry has been a role model when it comes to his faith and being humble off-court. Steph is back in Asia with stops in Shenyang, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei. While the Philippines is not part of his destination this year, the basketball crazy republic will still be part of the action.
The Philippines never missed out this tour as basketball is the country’s top sport and being able to play on court with Stephen Curry is one of the Filipino youth’s most awaited basketball experience. The Philippines was represented by 2 young basketball aficionados in Juan Gomez De Liano and Gian Mamuyac. Gomez De Liano, a 6 feet point guard of the University of the Philippines Integrated School was also able to play with Steph Curry during the MVP’s #UAROADSHOWMANILA visit last year.
Gian Mamuyac Steals the Show
Pinoy Gian Mamuyac bagged first spot among the 10 young athletes from all over Asia at SC’s Under Armour Asia Camp in Taiwan yesterday. Gian earned his moment when he stayed close in front of Curry and blocked the Back-to-Back MVP’s three-point attempt. Mamuyac is also a part of the Philippines U-18 National Team. Highlighting the camp, the promising young pinoy was awarded the MVP of the Under Armour Asia Camp in Taiwan yesterday, September 6.
Stephen Curry Asia Tour
The Back-to-Back MVP embarked on his second annual summer tour with Under Armour which began September 2. Unique experiences rolled out across four cities in five days for fans to feel the fervor and excitement for basketball that only Stephen and Under Armour can provide.
Some of Asia’s best young basketball players and fans experienced Stephen’s relentless dedication to the game of basketball up close and personal during tour stops in Shenyang, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei.
“I’m thrilled to get the chance to visit some of the best basketball fans in the world this summer. Being able to share my passion for the game with this next generation of players in Asia—while immersing myself in their incredible culture and witnessing first-hand the infatuation for the game—is humbling, and personally it’s a tremendous reenergizer for the upcoming season. I can’t wait to meet some of the phenomenal fans and players who are committed to driving the game forward on a global scale,” said Curry.
The 2016 “Stephen Curry Asia Tour” connects Stephen with the people and culture of these diverse countries through up close and personal interactions, via experiential activations, cultural happenings and more, in an effort to showcase Stephen’s love of the game and unending drive to get better, all while sharing and spreading that commitment and passion for basketball with fans and players alike.
Follow the tour experience @UnderArmour and @UnderArmourPH.