Zion Williamson, the primary general decide of the 2019 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, has signed with Jordan Model. On Tuesday, Nike revealed the signing, which provides the previous Duke College star to the model’s roster of athletes that features NBA stars Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and up to date NBA and WNBA signees Jayson Tatum, Rui Hachimura, Asia Durr and Kia Nurse. The phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” Williamson said in a statement. “Since I was a kid, I dreamed of making it to the league and having the type of impact on the game Michael Jordan had and continues to have today. He was one of those special athletes I looked up to, and I really can’t express how happy and excited I am for this journey.”
Williamson was born in North Carolina in 2000, one 12 months earlier than Michael Jordan made his return to the NBA with the Washington Wizards. Many sports activities analysts anticipate an ideal skilled profession from the younger prospect given his short-lived faculty profession that drew a great deal of consideration and limitless Instagram and YouTube postings of his acrobatic play. Deadline
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