Zion Williamson, the first overall selection in the 2019 NBA Draft has signed to Jordan Brand over sportswear powerhouses Nike and Adidas. The 19-year-old South Carolina native will wear Jordan shoes exclusively starting with his first rookie game with the New Orleans Pelicans.
“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” says Williamson. “Since I was a kid, I dreamed of making it to the league and having the type of impact on the game Michael Jordan had and continues to have today. He was one of those special athletes I looked up to, and I really can’t express how happy and excited I am for this journey.”
Zion will join other Jordan Brand stars like Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and more.
Michael Jordan on Zion
“Zion’s incredible determination, character, and play are inspiring,” says Jordan. “He’s an essential part of the new talent that will help lead the brand into the future. He told us he would ‘shock the world,’ and asked us to believe him. We do.”