Michael Jordan is a North Carolina Tar Heel, and he always will be. But at this point in his life, he's a businessman first, and the Duke Blue Devils are good for business.
Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Shirts Jordan Brand is signing No. 1 overall pick Paolo Arkansas Tech clothes Banchero to an endorsement deal, making him the third player from the Tar Heels' Tobacco Road rival to sign with basketball's most distinguishable brand. Banchero joins fellow Duk College Lacrosse Shirts e products Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson, both of whom have signature shoe deals.
A signature deal is likely on the way for Banchero as well, particularly if he makes waves early in his Orlando Magic career. He joins teammate Moe Wagner on the Jordan roster, which means there are more Magic players than Tar Heels representing Jordan Brand as well.
Also representing His Airness in the current NBA are Wake Forest (Chris Paul), Kentucky (Bam Adebayo), and Florida (Bradley Beal). College Cold Weather shirt
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Which NBA players have Jordan Brand endorsements?
Among current active NBA players Kentucky vs. Louisville Rivalry Shirts on active deals, 16 players are endorsed by Jordan Brand.
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There is, of course, a non-zero chance Mark Williams is next in line to be signed as the Hornets' first-round pick in this year's draft. Funny enough, Williams is another Duke alum.
Who could be next from North Carolina to get signed to Jordan?
While nothing is definitive, no North Carolina player was drafted last season. Much of that is due to center Armando Bacot electing to return for college.
Bacot is the best bet among North Carolina NBA hopefuls to get signed to the iconic Nike breakout brand. Caleb Love could also be in the conversation.
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Among incoming freshman, Meonomee Falls freshman Seth Trimble will hope to make UNC vs. Duke Rivalry Jerseys an early impact.
The reality, however, is Duke is continuing to secure impressive incoming classes, and one-and-done players are easy picks for endorsements because the hype machine moves so quickly for them.
What college teams are sponsored by Jordan Brand?
Jordan Brand still has a relatively short list of teams with jersey sponsors in college basketball.
North Carolina is, of course, on top of the list. Beyond that there is Florida, Houston, Michigan, Oklahoma, Marquette, Georgetown, and UCLA.
Don't expect to see Duke added to the ranks any time soon. There w Fort Hays State Tigers clothes ould be an uprising at Chapel Hill.