Nike is signing every former Wildcat they can.
The San Antonio Spurs’ first round NBA Draft selection at No. 29 overall announced on Instagram Friday that he has joined the Nike basketball family.
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All three Wildcats picked in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft have signed with Nike. Johnson joins the Swoosh Club alongside Tyler Herro and P.J. Washington. There are now at least a dozen former Cats who have shoe deals with Nike.
After one season at Kentucky that featured plenty of peaks and valleys, Johnson did much of the same in the NBA Summer League. There were a few subpar performances that are easily overlooked once you watch highlights from his 29-point night against the Memphis Grizzlies.