Jordan Brand Signs Potential No. 1 Pick Jabari Parker

by June 26, 2014

30 years after Nike signed Michael Jordan, Chicago native Jabari Parker has signed with Jordan Brand. Parker, who could be the No. 1 overall pick in tonight’s 2014 NBA Draft, tweeted out this image early Thursday morning, announcing the partnership:

“We could not be more excited to have Jabari Parker officially join our Jordan Family,” said Larry Miller, Jordan Brand president via press release. “Jabari’s character and commitment to excellence makes him a perfect fit with Jordan Brand and we are looking forward to building a legacy with him.”

How far has Jumpman come? Parker was born in 1995, the same year the Air Jordan XI was originally released. We talked to Jabari about sneakers and more earlier this week at the SLAM x Foot Locker Draft Suite: