Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Under Armour Basketball held a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 30 for the renovated basketball court at Leydecker Park in Alameda. Curry and Under Armour partnered with the City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Department to refurbish the court, which features Curry's personal logo.
Curry is the face of Under Armour's basketball division. He left Nike for a multi-year partnership with less-established Under Armour in October coming off setting the NBA record for made 3-pointers in a season.
Curry and Under Armour also hosted the inaugural SC30 Select Camp June 29—July 2 at St. Joseph Notre Dame High for 20 high school point guards and shooting guards from around the world. Alameda High's Jade' Smith was one of the participants.
Stephen's father Dell Curry, formerly of the Charlotte Hornets, and ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla were also part of the camp's staff.
Track and field
Merritt College sprinter Kemarley Brown was named male athlete of the year by the California Community College Athletic Association and the California Community College Sports Information Association.
Brown, a native of Jamaica, capped off his two-year Merritt career by winning his second state title in the 100 meters. His time of 9.93 seconds set the national community college record. Brown followed that performance by winning the state 200-meter title in 20.29. He was also the Northern California champion in both events, and was part of Merritt's victorious 400 relay team at the NorCal championships.
Kevin Winston, a 1983 graduate of Skyline High who now works for the Atlanta Falcons, is funding and running a two-day camp for all Oakland Athletic League high school football players July 8-9 at Laney College.
From 1-4 p.m. on the first day of the camp, alumni from all Oakland schools are encouraged to come out to the Laney football field for support. Donations to the OAL are also welcome.
Staff writer Diamong Leung contributed to this roundup.