Caitlin Clark, Iowa hoops star, lands iconic NIL deal
Caitlin Clark has landed an NIL deal with Nike Basketball. In total, Nike has signed five student-athletes to its NIL endorsement deal.
BREAKING: Nike has signed 5 student-athletes to NIL endorsement deals:
• Bronny James, Sierra Canyon guard
• Caitlin Clark, Iowa PG
• DJ Wagner, Top 2023 guard from Camden, NJ
• Haley Jones, Stanford guard
• JuJu Watkins, Sierra Canyon guard pic.twitter.com/RFX1eY1TFv
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) October 10, 2022
Clark, a junior point guard at the University of Iowa, is already a prominent player, racking up numerous accolades.
Clark secured the title of B1G Player of the Year in 2022, was a 2022 Naismith Trophy finalist, as well as being on the first-team All-American in 2022. Clark happens to also be the first woman to win the Dawn Staley Guard of the Year, two years in a row.
Among all of this, Clark has earned the respect of being the only D1 women’s basketball player to lead in assists and points per game.
“I grew up watching Nike athletes across all sports play their game. They have inspired me to work hard and make a difference. I’m humbled to be part of this first Nike basketball class and passionate about inspiring the next,” Clark said in a statement via Footwear News.
Aside from Clark, Nike Basketball also signed three high school athletes one of them being Lebron James’ son, Bronny James, and Stanford guard Haley Jones.