Zion Williamson has officially announced that he’s joining Team Jordan.
The New Orleans Pelicans’ No. 1 overall pick revealed his decision on social media on Tuesday, bringing to an end one of the most talked about rookie sneaker signings in NBA history. Earlier this week it was reported that Williamson was weighing offers from Nike/Jordan and PUMA.
He’ll now join fellow rookie Rui Hachimura, as well as fellow Duke alum Jayson Tatum, as the newest Jordan Brand signees.
In college, and during his brief Summer League debut, Zion rocked Nikes, specifically the Nike Kyrie 4 and the PG 2.5, better known as the sneaker that exploded on national television.
“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.”