Today adidas announced they they have added 5 guys to their basketball lineup prior to the NBA draft. Headlining the 5 is Duke PF and possible #1 pick Brandon Ingram.
Ingram put up 17.3ppg and 6.8rpg as a freshman at Duke
Brown put up 14.6ppg and 5.4rpg as a freshman at Cal
Dunn was the Big East Player of the Year at Providence and in his senior year put up 16.4ppg | 5.3rpg | 6.2apg | 2.5spg
Murray in his lone season at Kentucky put up 20 ppt to go along with 5.2rpg
Bender who doesn't have stellar stats has been playing professionally overseas and is listed at 7'1 225lbs and is only 18 years old.
Five of the NBA’s most sought-after draft prospects Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Jamal Murray, Dragan Bender and Kris Dunn today chose to join adidas Basketball and help create the future of the game.
“For my family and I, joining adidas is truly something special,” said Brandon Ingram. “The chemistry with adidas felt right. Every day I’m working hard at developing my game and they can help me do that on a new level. I’m always looking ahead, trying to find a chance to do something different on and off the court. adidas allows me to create and that’s something I can’t do anywhere else. The best is yet to come.”
After seasons of holding down highlight reels, adidas’ newest partners are heralded for their elite skillset and creativity on the hardwood. Their path to the NBA started with loyalty to family and community and was solidified by their character, passion and dedication to the game.
“Our playbook is simple – partner with the best players and use their insights to change the game and connect with young athletes,” said Chris Grancio, general manager, adidas global basketball. “It’s no secret that at adidas players have a voice to share ideas and insights that will create the best basketball gear in the world. We’re proud to welcome them to our family and we look forward to getting started.”
The latest three stripe partners will play a collaborative and instrumental role in driving performance insights to create new footwear and apparel. They will also be featured in upcoming brand campaigns, activations and global tours.
Check out some mixtapes of Brandon and Jaylen from their high school days below -