Trae Young and Lonnie Walker are prepared to hear their names called in the 2018 NBA draft, but they’re also ready to cash a check from Adidas.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the Oklahoma and Miami guards have signed endorsement deals with Adidas.
JUST IN: Adidas has signed Trae Young and Lonnie Walker IV.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 19, 2018
During the 2017-18 season, Young became the first player to lead Division 1 in both points and assists. Walker made several clutch shots while leading Miami to its third straight NCAA tournament bid.
Adidas missed out on a couple of marquee talents in the 2018 draft class, but Young and Walker are both potential lottery picks.
They join a growing list of incoming rookies with shoe deals. Puma leaped back into basketball with a massive deal for Marvin Bagley III, also signing Deandre Ayton and Zhaire Smith. Luka Doncic has an existing contract with Nike.