Oklahoma star point guard Trae Young is making money moves before Thursday’s NBA Draft. According to new reports, the 19-year-old dead eye shooter has signed a multi-year footwear and apparel deal with Adidas. Young will join the ranks of NBA superstars James Harden, Kristaps Porzingis, and Damian Lillard who are all signed to the three stripes as well.
Coming into the draft, Trae Young is one of the most popular athletes exiting the NCAA along with Arizona’s Deandre Ayton and Duke’s Marvin Bagley III who are expected to be the overall #1 and #2 picks respectively. Both Bagley III and Ayton inked a deal with Puma prior to the draft.
Trae Young is bringing more than just his on-court ability to Adidas it seems. According to Bleacher Report, Trae Young is the most followed player on social media among athletes entering the draft. Young currently has more than 700,000 followers on Instagram and that number will surely balloon come draft day.
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 19, 2018
Young has often been compared to Two-time MVP Stephen Curry for his long-range shooting ability and overall high powered offensive talent. Young carried the Oklahoma Sooners to an NCAA tournament appearance but got bumped in the first round by Rhode Island despite a 28 point, 7 assist effort.
According to a CBS Sports mock draft, the one-and-done baller is expected to get drafted 6th overall by the Orlando Magic. However, the Atlanta Hawks have the third overall pick and Migos rapper and Atlanta native Quavo has already said that he wants Trae Young in his city. With the growing influence that rappers have on the NBA, it wouldn’t be surprising if Quavo’s endorsement of Trae Young sends a signal to the Hawks Front Office.