Orlando Magic rookie and the number one overall pick in this past draft, Paolo Banchero, is reportedly set to sign an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand, per Shams Charania. The details of the agreement are unknown, but Banchero has become the most recent first overall pick to sign with Jordan Brand since Zion Williamson did in 2019.
Banchero joins a Jordan Brand family that includes Chris Paul, Bradley Beal, Luka Doncic, Carmelo Anthony, Bam Adebayo, Jayson Tatum, Russell Westbrook, and of course, Michael Jordan.
Banchero was grinding in the Summer League with the Zion 2s and Air Jordan 36s this year.
Banchero played two Summer League games before Orlando decided to shut him down. In those two contests, Banchero showed why he was the top overall pick coming out of Duke as he averaged 20 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game.
Banchero won ACC Rookie of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American after scoring 17.2 points a game during his lone season at Duke.