In the hours leading up to his impressive NBA debut, Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo signed a multi-year shoe deal with Under Armour, according to Nick DePaula of ESPN.
Oklahoma City Thunder rookie @HamidouDiallo has signed a multi-year shoe deal with Under Armour.
The high flyer will be wearing the new HOVR Havoc Low model to start the season. pic.twitter.com/LfGv0lYUJy
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) October 16, 2018
Diallo scored four points during eight minutes of actions against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night, nailing a pull-up jumper and making a tough basket after being fouled near the rim while displaying tremendous amounts of hustle throughout his time on the court. With Russell Westbrook expected to miss a small amount of time and Andre Roberson expected to be out much longer, Diallo did a great job of establishing himself in game 1 and proving he deserves to soak up those extra minutes to start the season.
With the new shoe deal for Diallo, that brings the number of former Wildcats who have signed shoe deals this summer to, like, 700. DeMarcus Cousins (Puma), Kevin Knox (Puma), and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Nike) all signed shoe deals over the past couple months and now we can add Diallo to that list.
Tuesday sure was a hell of a day for Diallo.