After signing prospects Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and Zhaire Smith, along with the announcement of Jay-Z as the brand's new Creative Consultant, Puma has made another significant splash heading into Thursday's NBA Draft.
Moments ago, it was announced that Puma Basketball will also be adding highly touted lottery prospect Michael Porter Jr., a freshman forward out of Missouri. The second-ranked incoming freshman from last year's class missed most of the season rehabbing from back surgery, but he's still a projected lottery pick.
JUST IN: Puma has signed Michael Porter Jr. Joins Ayton, Bagley III & Zhaire Smith in draft class.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 20, 2018
The addition of Porter continues an aggressive push for Puma to get back into the basketball footwear market, which it's been absent from for the past 20 years. Based on mocks, each of Puma's signees will be selected in the first round, with Ayton, Bagley and Porter expected to be off the board within the first ten selections.