Talk of the Jordan Brand recently has concentrated on the exit of Dwayne Wade, but finally some good news - the Jordan Brand has announced, in a press release, that they have signed four new NBA rookies.
Kidd-Gilchrist was the second overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and joins the Charlotte Bobcats after an outstanding freshman year at the University of Kentucky. As a member of the Kentucky Wildcats, he averaged 11.9 points and 7.4 rebounds on the way to the 2012 NCAA National Championship.
When interviewed by SLAM back in August, Kidd-Gilchrst proved that he had more than just a passing interest in sneakers; “I love sneakers…I’ve got over 200 pairs, easy.” Some of his favourites, he said, include the all-white Jordan IIIs, all-red Jordan Vs and the Olive IXs.
Marshall was picked 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the Draft, coming off a two-year stint as the point guard at the University of North Carolina. In 2012 Marshall was selected as a member of the Jordan Brand Classic West Team after finishing up his senior year at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia.
Sullinger was selected 21st overall in the NBA Draft, by the Boston Celtics. Sullinger had a huge career at The Ohio State University where he averaged 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds over the two years that he was there. Sullinger was also a selected as a member of the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic East Team, where he averaged 24.5 points and 11.7 rebounds per game, coming out of Northland High School.
Sullinger rocks some Jordan Concords above, and he is represented by Michael Jordan's long-time agent, David Falk.
Taylor will be joining Kidd-Gilchrist at the Charlotte Bobcats this year, having been the 31st pick in the 2012 Draft. Taylor was born in Sweden, but attended Hobbs High School in New Mexico where he averaged a huge 30 points per game, and 12 rebounds in his senior year, becoming the Eagles all-time leading scorer.
With just over a month to go until the start of the season, we're getting excited to see what these young guys can bring to their new teams, and to see what kicks they'll be rocking on the court.