Sole Watch: NBA Rookie Portraits

words // Brandon Richard

It's been five days since the 2014 NBA Draft, and a few teams have been eager to get their high-profile rookies in uniform for press releases and portraits.

While we're still waiting for the official Rookie Photo Shoot, several big names from this year's draft have already suited up in their new digs. Along with the unis, new sneakers, some of which are a product of freshly inked endorsement deals. We know Jabari Parker has landed with Jordan Brand, Dante Exum with adidas and Julius Randle with Nike. Andrew Wiggins' deal hasn't been announced, but he made his first impression as a pro in a pair of classic Air Jordans.

See what some of this year's top rookies wore for their introductory pressers in a special edition of Sole Watch.


Andrew Wiggins wearing Air Jordan VIII 8 Playoff

Andrew Wiggins -- Air Jordan 8 Retro 'Playoff'


Jabari Parker wearing Air Jordan 3Lab5 Metallic

Jabari Parker -- Air Jordan 3Lab5 'Metallic'


Aaron Gordon wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013; Elfrid Payton wearing Nike Hyperquickness

Aaron Gordon -- Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Elfrid Payton -- Nike Hyperquickness


Dante Exum wearing adidas adizero Ghost

Dante Exum -- adidas adizero Ghost


Julius Randle wearing Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low

Julius Randle -- Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low


Nike Stauskas wearing adidas Crazy Light 3

Nik Stauskas -- adidas Crazy Light 3


Zach LaVine wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Gamma Blue

Zach LaVine -- Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Gamma Blue'


Mitch McGary wearing Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Low

Mitch McGary -- Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Low


Rodney Hood wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013

Rodney Hood -- Nike Hyperdunk 2013


CJ Wilcox wearing Nike Zoom HyperRev

CJ Wilcox -- Nike Zoom HyperRev


Josh Huestis wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2012 Low

Josh Huestis -- Nike Hyperdunk 2012 Low

Glenn Robinson III wearing Air Jordan XI 11 Low Concord

Glenn Robinson -- Air Jordan 11 Retro Low 'Concord'