Caitlin Clark Poised to Land Eight-Figure Deal, Signature Shoe With Nike, per Report

Apr 15, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Caitlin Clark speaks in a televised interview during the 2024 WNBA draft.
Apr 15, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Caitlin Clark speaks in a televised interview during the 2024 WNBA draft. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Newly drafted Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark is already about to sign a major shoe brand deal with Nike for eight figures, The Athletic's Shams Charania, Mike Vorkunov and Ben Pickman reported on Wednesday.

The deal is expected to include the college basketball phenom earning her own signature Nike shoe, similar to how the New York Liberty's Sabrina Ionescu and Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics have their own shoes with the brand.

The Athletic's report noted that Adidas and Under Armour also made offers to Clark regarding a shoe deal.

Clark already had a deal with Nike while she played college basketball at Iowa, having signed the deal back in 2022. Throughout her historic season this year, Nike posted various advertisements for Clark as she hit all her milestones. The brand even sold shirts saying "You break it, you own it," after Clark became the leading scorer in NCAA Division I women's basketball.

The 22-year-old was selected with the No. 1 pick by the Fever on Monday night. Her WNBA debut is expected to come on Friday, May 3 when Indiana faces the Dallas Wings in the preseason. The Fever will have 36 nationally televised games this season as fans await to see Clark play professionally.


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