Mitchell becomes the ninth rookie to sign with Nike this year, joining Cade Cunningham, Scottie Barnes and Jonathan Kuminga among others. They join a star-studded roster of athletes, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
The crop of rookie players this year are expected to help Nike usher in their new Greater Than series, wearing player-exclusive models such as the GT Cut, GT Run and GT Jump. It is estimated that 68% of NBA players wear Nike on the court.
Mitchell, who was the ninth overall pick, was named co-MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League last month after averaging 10.8 points, 5.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds. He shot 47.1% from 3-point range and flashed his elite defensive ability throughout his time in Las Vegas.
The addition of Mitchell figures to give the Kings a potential elite 3-and-D player because of his ability on both ends of the floor. Given his high ceiling, his addition to Nike’s talented group of athletes was likely a no-brainer.
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Source: Yahoo Sports