Move over, Jumpman and Swoosh. Kemba Walker officially has a new brand to rep. According to CNBC’s Darren Rovell, Under Armour and Walker have agreed to a multi-year contract, making him the first rookie in this year’s draft class to sign a shoe deal. Details of the deal were not released. Walker helped break the news via Twitter (@KembaWalker), posting a pic of himself enthusiastically holding up UA shoes and stating, “I am officially apart of the UA fam!! I’m hype!!”.
Walker was respected as a true sneaker fiend during his career at the University of Connecticut. He donned a variety of Air Jordans, seemed partial to the Air Jordan XII, and wore the “Orion Blue” Jordan 6-17-23 in the Huskies 2011 title-clinching game in April. The new Charlotte Bobcats guard joins Bucks point Brandon Jennings as UA’s first stable of NBA athlete endorsers.