A brand other than Nike finally gets in on the 2017 NBA Draft class.
After Nike yesterday announced their star-studded 2017 NBA rookie class, including Markelle Fultz, De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac and others, Under Armour has announced a major signing of their own.
Former Kansas freshman Josh Jackson has inked a multi-year sneaker deal with Under Armour ahead of tonight's NBA Draft, joining 2x NBA champ Steph Curry as part of UA's growing NBA roster.
“I am thrilled to officially be a part of team Under Armour as I start my professional career,” said Jackson. “Under Armour is a leading force in basketball today, and I’m excited to join Stephen Curry and the team at UA in growing it to the next level. UA knows how to get things done and, over time, has demonstrated passion, drive and a will to be better together. I can’t wait to get started.”
Under Armour's Senior Director of Global Sports Marketing, Kris Stone, added,
"We are very excited to be partnering with Josh as we continue our global growth in the sport of basketball,” said Kris Stone, Sr. Director, Global Sports Marketing - Basketball at Under Armour. “Josh brings a level of competitiveness and toughness that we’ve witnessed over the years at our Elite 24 and UAA grassroots events. At every level of play, Josh has strived to win, and we are confident that wherever he ends up in the NBA he will bring an unselfish, winning attitude that is critical to building a championship culture.”
Jackson could go as high as #3 in the draft, whether or not the Celtics stay in that slot remains to be seen. Check out everything you need to know about tonight's NBA Draft right here.