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Nike announces signature shoe deal with A'ja Wilson

UVA BIO PICby:Mike Uva05/11/24


Days after it was announced that South Carolina Gamecock great A’ja Wilson would be partnering with Gatorade, the current Las Vegas Ace star has secured another high-profile brand.

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On Saturday, Nike announced that the two-time WNBA champion and MVP will have a signature shoe that will be released in 2025, making her the first black WNBA player with a signature shoe for the company since 2010. 

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“You thought we’d sleep on an SEC champion, national champion, #1 draft pick, five-time All-Star, U.S. Olympic gold winner, WNBA Finals MVP, a statue-having, New York Times Best Seller, TIME 100 Most Influential People in 2024, two-time WNBA champion, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time WNBA MVP, and pettiest hooper on the internet? You thought. Of course, A’ja’s got a shoe. A’One A’rriving 2025.”

Along with Nike and Gatorade, just last year A’ja  became the first player in the WNBA to sign a deal with Mountain Dew. Wilson also became the first female athlete to partner with Ruffles.

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