Under Armour is making a large footprint in the Charlotte market this year -- two of them, in fact. The apparel giant announced today that it has signed Bobcats rookie point guard Kemba Walker to a multiyear endorsement deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement comes just a couple of months after Under Armour signed a similar deal with Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in the April draft. Newton's deal reportedly is worth $1 million a year. Walker, the ninth overall pick in last month's draft, will wear Under Armour footwear for practices and in games. Walker and Newton enjoyed similar successes as juniors during their final seasons. Both led their teams to national titles with strong performances down the stretch. Walker was named MVP of the Big East and NCAA tournaments after guiding UConn to the crown. Newton won the Heisman as college football's top player, while Walker won the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation's top point guard.
Kemba Walker signs Under Armour endorsement deal
Charlotte Observer | Jul 6