Sneaker Watch // 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

by Brandon Richard

Last week, the newest members of the NBA family came together at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility for Rookie Photo Shoot Day 2013. The first-year stars were photographed for official media material and officially licensed Panini trading cards.

In addition to wearing their uniforms for the first time, the rookies also laced up brand new sneakers, perhaps giving us an indication of which brand they'll be signing with for the upcoming season.

The most eye-catching sneaker sighting came by way of Nerlens Noel, who slipped to sixth overall in the draft, but is still the most high profile player in the class. After wearing Nike in high school and college, Noel broke out the "Iridescent" adidas Real Deal for the photo shoot. From what we've heard, no paperwork has been signed at the moment, but you can expect adi to make a push for the Sixers' new big man.

Noel isn't the only guy rocking stripes. Ben McLeMore, Steven Adams, Shabazz Muhammad, Tim Hardaway Jr., Ryan Kelly and Peyton Siva are some of the other high profile names that rocked adidas. Nothing has been officially announced, but you'll likely see most of these guys stick with adi next season.

It was pretty much a given that Michael Jordan would sign his rookie Cody Zeller to a Jordan Brand deal, but could top overall pick Anthony Bennett and third overall pick Otto Porter be joining him? Bennett went with the "Thunder" Air Jordan 4 Retro, while Porter was pictured in the classic Black/Red 11. Locking up those two would give Jordan Brand three of the top four picks from this year's draft.

For Nike Basketball, it was a couple of players from adidas sponsored schools that caught our attention. Orlando's Victor Oladipo wore the Black/Blue KD V and Trey Burke went with the "Red Reef" Hyperflight. Both guys also wore Nike in Summer League, so we may have an idea of a few marquee players being targeted by the Swoosh.

Last spotted on the feet of Lance Stephenson in the playoffs, AND1 even made its presence felt at the shoot when Houston's Isaiah Canaan rocked the Empire Mid 2.0. No confirmation on a deal between AND1 and Canaan at the moment.

For a look at everything that was worn at the 2013 Rookie Photo Shoot, check out this special edition of NBA Sneaker Watch.

Anthony Bennett wearing Air Jordan IV 4 Retro Thunder

Anthony Bennett - Air Jordan 4 Retro "Thunder"

Victor Oladipo wearing Nike KD V

Victor Oladipo - Nike KD V

Otto Porter wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Retro Black Red

Otto Porter - Air Jordan 11 Retro Black/Red

Cody Zeller wearing Jordan Super.Fly Low

Cody Zeller - Jordan Super.Fly Low

Nerlens Noel wearing adidas Real Deal Iridescent

Nerlens Noel - adidas Real Deal "Iridescent"

Ben McLemore wearing adidas Rose 3.5 Iridescent

Ben McLemore - adidas Rose 3.5 "Iridescent"

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Blitz Blue

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Nike Kobe 8 System "Blitz Blue"

Trey Burke wearing Nike Zoom Hyperflight Red Reef

Trey Burke - Nike Zoom Hyperflight "Red Reef"

C.J. McCollum wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Red Boa

C.J. McCollum - Nike Kobe 8 System "Red Boa"

Michael Carter-Williams wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Blitz Blue

Michael Carter-Williams - Nike Kobe 8 System "Blitz Blue"

Steven Adams wearing adidas Rose 773 II

Steven Adams - adidas Rose 773 II

Kelly Olynyk wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Year of the Snake

Kelly Olynyk - Nike Kobe 8 System "Year of the Snake"

Shabazz Muhammad wearing adidas Real Deal Iridescent

Shabazz Muhammad - adidas Real Deal "Iridescent"

Giannis Antetokounmpo wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2011

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Nike Hyperdunk 2011

Shane Larkin wearing Nike LeBron X Blue Diamond

Shane Larkin - Nike LeBron X "Blue Diamond"

Tony Snell wearing Air Jordan X 10 Retro Chicago

Tony Snell - Air Jordan 10 Retro "Chicago"

Mason Plumlee wearing Nike KD V What The KD

Mason Plumlee - Nike KD V "What The KD"

Solomon Hill wearing Nike Kobe VII System WBF

Solomon Hill - Nike Kobe VII System "WBF"

Tim Hardaway Jr. wearing adidas Crazyquick

Tim Hardaway Jr. - adidas Crazyquick

Reggie Bullock wearing Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor

Reggie Bullock - Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor

Andre Roberson wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 Low

Andre Roberson - Nike Hyperdunk 2013 Low

Archie Goodwin wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Python

Archie Goodwin - Nike Kobe 8 System "Python"

Allen Crabbe wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Retro Black Red

Allen Crabbe - Air Jordan 11 Retro Black/Red

Isaiah Canaan wearing AND1 Empire 2.0 Mid

Isaiah Canaan - AND1 Empire 2.0 Mid

Glen Rice Jr. wearing Air Jordan VII 7 Retro Black Red

Glen Rice Jr. - Air Jordan 7 Retro Black/Red

Tony Mitchell wearing Air Jordan V 5 Retro Grape

Tony Mitchell - Air Jordan 5 Retro "Grape"

Nate Wolters wearing adidas Crazyquick

Nate Wolters - adidas Crazyquick

Jeff Withey wearing adidas Crazyquick

Jeff Withey - adidas Crazyquick

Grant Jerrett wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 Low

Grant Jerrett - Nike Hyperdunk 2013 Low

Jamaal Franklin wearing Air Jordan XIII 13 Retro Flint

Jamaal Franklin - Air Jordan 13 Retro "Flint"

Ricky Ledo wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Blue Coral Snake

Ricky Ledo - NIke Kobe 8 System "Blue Coral Snake"

James Ennis wearing adidas Crazyquick

James Ennis - adidas Crazyquick

Ryan Kelly wearing adidas Crazyquick

Ryan Kelly - adidas Crazyquick

Peyton Siva wearing adidas Crazyquick

Peyton Siva - adidas Crazyquick