Jordan Brand has added another young star to its growing roster of NBA athletes, and this time it’s the top pick in this year’s NBA Draft.
Today, Michael Jordan’s namesake brand announced the signing of Orlando Magic rookie Paolo Banchero. During his one-year stint at Duke University, Banchero averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.
Banchero will join an elite group of young Jordan Brand athletes that features Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, and more.
“The opportunity to be a part of the Jordan family means everything to me,” Banchero said in a statement. “I grew up wearing Jordans, and to now be a part of his brand is really a dream come true.”
Details of Banchero’s new deal are sparse, but fans can expect the Magic star to wear Jordans on the court moving forward.