Zion Williamson has become the latest representative of the Jordan brand following his arrival in the NBA.
The former Duke star was drafted as the No.1 pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in last month's Draft and was the most sought out sneaker free agent since his move to the league.
Well, his free agency days have been cut short by Nike and Michael Jordan, with the player announcing having joined the famous brand via his Instagram account on Tuesday.
“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family," he also told ESPN. "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."
Jordan, the most iconic player to ever grace the NBA, owns a brand that continues to grow in popularity despite him being retired for years. And he sees Zion as a player who could expand that even further.
"Zion’s incredible determination, character and play are inspiring," the former Chicago Bulls superstar declared. "He’s an essential part of the new talent that will help lead the brand into the future. He told us he would ‘shock the world,’ and asked us to believe him. We do."
It has since been revealed that Zion's deal is the biggest ever for a rookie and he's also said to have passed up offers bearing a lot more money to fulfill his dream of becoming a bastion of the Jordan brand.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported as much, claiming the former college star signed a five-year deal but did not disclose any figures. According to Forbes' Adam Zagoria, though, the deal is worth $75 million over seven years.
Williamson hasn't bounced a basketball in competitive NBA action just yet but has already locked up a historic rookie deal. We can't wait to see how he gets along when things kick off in the league in October.