The NBA Draft is finally upon us, and after much speculation, we will finally learn where the prospects from the most hyped class in recent memory will end up. Although players have no choice on where they get drafted, what they can control is what sneaker brand they signed with, and a potential top pick made his decision today.
Hopeful #1 overall pick Jabari Parker officially signed with Jordan Brand just hours before the draft kicks off. Parker joins the ranks of an impressive Jordan Brand roster that includes such talents as Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, and Russell Westbrook just to name a few. Jabari is either expected to go to the Cav’s at the top spot, but he recently said in an interview that he expected to be selected second by the Milwaulkee Bucks, behind Andrew Wiggins.
“We could not be more excited to have Jabari Parker officially join our roster,” said Larry Miller, president of the Jordan Brand, which is owned by Nike. “Jabari’s character and commitment to excellence makes him a perfect fit with Jordan Brand and we are looking forward to building a legacy with him.”
Jabari will hit the NBA Draft repping Jordan Brand with this exclusive pin on his suit. The terms of the deal have yet been disclosed, but let us know what you think of Jordan signing Jabari, and what he could bring to the brand @SneakerReport.
— Jabari Parker (@JabariParker) June 26, 2014