New York Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson recently signed a shoe deal with the sports company Nike, according to Tommy Beer from Forbes. In addition, Robinson has endorsement deals with companies like RX Water and Mercedez-Benz. He is also the brand ambassador for Cambria Suites.
exclusive: Knicks rising rookie Mitchell Robinson has inked a contract with Nike https://t.co/xDt1F7Bg7t
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) March 8, 2019
Robinson was selected as the 36th pick in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft. In his rookie year, Robinson has earned the love of the Knicks fans. He’s been a good rim protector for the Knicks averaging 2.3 blocks per game, leading among rookies in this category. He is also posting 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 69.7 percent from the field.
Robinson´s agent, Mayar Zokaei, is convinced that the strong play that Robinson has shown in the Knicks games has helped to generate interest and sign these endorsement deals.
“The primary catalyst for landing endorsement deals is the client’s production on the court, and Mitchell has performed not only as a bona fide Rookie of the Year candidate, but his stellar play is on par with those in consideration for the league’s Defensive Player of the Year honor.”