On the eve of the biggest night in their careers to date, seven incoming NBA rookies have officially signed endorsement pacts with Nike Basketball.
Today, the brand announced expected first overall pick Markelle Fultz, as well as De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo, Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles and Jonathan Isaac as the newest members of its family. According to Draft Express' latest mock, each of Nike's new signees is expected to be selected in the first round. It's also worth noting that all seven are one-and-done freshman, so Nike is betting on an extremely young group of talent.
Noticeably absent from the group is projected second-overall pick Lonzo Ball, who was reportedly turned down by Nike after his father LaVar pushed for a co-branded opportunity with the family-owned Big Baller Brand.