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Puma Signs 17-Year-Old High School Basketball Player Mikey Williams In A Historic Endorsement Deal

Vertical Academy’s Mikey Williams recently landed a deal that could possibly open opportunities for the futures of high school basketball players. On Oct. 29, the 17-year-old — who is eligible for the 2024 NBA Draft — signed a multiyear footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Puma, making him the first American high school basketball player to sign a sneaker deal with a global footwear company, ESPN reports. The historic announcement was made on social media with a trailer of Williams titled, “Not Yet Rated.” The trailer is here. Welcome to the fam Mikey Williams @619PRESIDENTIAL 🐾 NOT. YET. RATED. — PUMA Basketball (@PUMAHoops) October 28, 2021 “I am excited to join the Puma family this early in my basketball journey,” Williams said. “Puma really understands how to mix hoops and culture, two things I am passionate about.” Along with being ranked as the 11th best prospect in his high school class by ESPN, Williams’ has over five million followers across...

Nov 1, 2021