LeBron James set the standard for elite High School athletes when he cashed in on a seven-year, $93 million contract with Nike. Andrew Wiggins is now set to hit the shoe market with the amount of interest in him sky high. The youngster joined Kansas and is most likely to be a one and done player with an even higher likelihood of being the #1 draft pick of the 2014 NBA draft.
Adidas is going to be very interested according to sources:
"From what I'm hearing, (Adidas) is really high on him," an industry source said. "I've heard a range for sure, from like $140 to $180 million for like 10 years. That's a big deal for a kid coming out of school because most rookie deals are probably like four years."
That's not even the end of this story. Wiggins' insider source says that Nike will match any offer:
"I'm hearing from people at Kansas that he's got a $180 million offer supposedly coming from Adidas," a source close to Wiggins' inner circle said. "But I also heard that Nike is going to match anything."
The competition for Wiggins' services is sure to be interesting. There's nothing like a good old-fashioned bidding war.
[via Bleacher Report]