Celtics rookie Payton Pritchard signs endorsement deal with Nike

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Cody Taylor
·1 min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Boston Celtics rookie Payton Pritchard on Tuesday reportedly signed a multi-year endorsement contract with Nike, becoming the latest rookie to come to terms with an apparel company.

The news of the signing was first reported by Nick DePaula of ESPN.

The 26th overall pick joined Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton as the first known rookies to sign with Nike this season. He has worn Nike shoes throughout much of the year, with the Oregon Ducks colorways featured prominently on the court.

Pritchard, in 55 games this season, is averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists with the Celtics. He recently had a stretch in which he scored in double figures in five straight games, his longest run of the season.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

The news of signing comes amidst a slow period for endorsement deals this year, especially among the rookie class. Apparel companies are said to be scaling things back a bit this year due to a variety of factors, most notably because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to Payton and Haliburton, rookies Anthony Edwards (adidas), LaMelo Ball (PUMA), Onyeka Okongwu (adidas) and Aaron Nesmith (New Balance) have also inked shoe deals this season.

This post originally appeared on Rookie Wire! Follow us on Facebook!

Related

Celtics' Payton Pritchard extended impressive run with near career-high

Celtics' Jayson Tatum a big fan of Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard

Damian Lillard reacts to Celtics drafting Payton Pritchard in first round

List

NBA Power Rankings: The Knicks and Wizards have gone streaking