Today, Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., announced the signing of four new basketball athletes. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kendall Marshall, Jared Sullinger and Jeff Taylor have all joined the Jordan family with multi-year endorsement deals.
“We are thrilled to add these four great athletes to the Jordan family,” said Michael Jordan. “We feel like the work ethic and commitment to excellence that each of these young men personify is a perfect fit for what we stand for. We are looking forward to what they can accomplish on the court and in their respective communities.”
Jared Sullinger (6-9, 265) was the 21st pick overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2012 NBA Draft. Sullinger heads to Boston after a standout career at The Ohio State University where he averaged 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds over two seasons. The two-time consensus All-American was also named the NCAA tournament’s East Regional Most Outstanding Player after averaging 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in five NCAA Tournament games. A member of the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic East Team, Sullinger averaged 24.5 points and 11.7 rebounds as a senior at Northland high School.
Great endorsement by Michael Jordan for Jared, who is also represented by Jordan's long time agent, David Falk. Jared represents the Celtics very well and I'm sure he'll also be a great representative for Jordan Brand.