Somewhat of an annual occurrence, Michael Jordan has signed another one of his own draft picks to Jordan Brand.
After first round selection Malik Monk somewhat surprisingly landed with Nike Basketball last month, second round pick Dwayne Bacon has confirmed a direct deal with Jordan Brand. Bacon, who played two seasons at Florida State, received Second Team All-ACC honors last year. He impressed in Orlando Summer League, averaging 15.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
"Blessing after blessings thanks to the man above I'm excited and happy to officially be a Jordan Brand Athlete!" said Bacon in an Instagram post. "Signing with Jordan was a hugeeee dream for me and I'm happy that I can be apart of the best with some of the best athletes in the world!!!"
Bacon joins teammates Kemba Walker, Frank Kaminsky, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller on the Jordan Brand roster. Perhaps Monk could be pulled over, but he's being presented as a Nike Basketball athlete at the moment.
In 2015, there was a bit of controversy surrounding Jordan's involvement in the process of signing players to Jordan Brand due to his role as a team owner. Technically, the league ruled that he cannot make the decision to add an NBA athlete, but brand officials are clearly making sure that his guys are being taken care of.