Fultz lands sneaker deal less than a week before the draft.
The projected #1 overall pick in the June 22nd NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz, has reportedly signed a multi-year sneaker endorsement deal with Nike.
Fultz, a 6'4 point guard out of the University of Washington, now joins Kentucky freshman De'Aaron Fox as part of Nike's incoming rookie class. The terms of both of their deals with Nike have not yet been announced.
Outside of Fultz and Fox, none of the projected lottery picks have announced any sneakers endorsement deals. Of course, we all know Lonzo Ball's story with Big Baller Brand.
We expect Adidas to get in the mix soon before Nike snatches up any more of the potential Top-5 picks.
Potential No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz has agreed to a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike, source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 16, 2017