Projected rookie shoe endorsement deals for the 2017 NBA draft

Projected rookie shoe endorsement deals for the 2017 NBA draft


Projected rookie shoe endorsement deals for the 2017 NBA draft

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With the 2017 NBA Draft one day away, we looked at the projected shoe deals for many of the players who will be selected in the first round.

Markelle Fultz — Nike

 Fultz recently indicated he “was thinking about” signing with Big Baller Brand. But instead, he has a muli-year deal with Nike.

Lonzo Ball — Big Baller Brand

Ball has the most unconventional shoe deal in NBA history but it could be considered revolutionary.

Josh Jackson — Unsigned 

The projected top-five pick in the 2017 NBA draft is currently a sneaker free agent.  Jackson was ejected from an Under Armour All-America Showcase in 2015. He did, however, win their dunk contest. But Jackson played basketball at Kansas in college, which has an endorsement deal with adidas. He is expected to sign with the Nike rival.

De’Aaron Fox — Nike 

Fox was considered one of the most coveted players for a sneaker deal.

Jayson Tatum and Jonathan Isaac — Nike

The “high lottery wing forwards” share an agent and both recently signed deals with Nike.

Dennis Smith Jr. — Unsigned

During college, the draft lottery prospect wore Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose shoes. Both players have deals with adidas. Smith was one of the top prospects in the adidas Nations tournament in 2016.

Malik Monk — Nike

During college, Monk often wore Kobe’s Nike shoes.

Donovon Mitchell — Unsigned

The Louisville product also shined at the adidas Nations tournament in 2016.

Zach Collins — Unsigned 

This Gonzaga big man was a star at the adidas Uprising event in 2015.

Bam Adebayo — Nike

The Kentucky product has stayed in the Nike family.

Ike Anigbogu — Unsigned

He played at UCLA, which is an adidas school and participated in adidas Nations in 2015.

Harry Giles — Nike

Like his Duke teammate Jayson Tatum, he signed with Nike.

Notable Omissions

Frank Ntilikina most recently played overseas and has not yet signed a shoe deal.

The notable omissions from Nike-branded schools so far include Luke Kennard (Duke), Justin Patton (Creighton), Justin Jackson (North Carolina) as well as Jordan Bell (Oregon) and Jarrett Allen (Texas).


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