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april 20, 2016 - Nike

Nike signs basketball phenom breanna stewart

NIKE, Inc. is proud to announce the signing of Breanna Stewart to a multi-year endorsement deal, adding to what has already been a historic year for the Syracuse, New York native. Stewart was the number one pick in this month’s WNBA draft, just over a week after becoming the most decorated player in women’s college basketball history. She is also the first player ever, male or female, to win four consecutive national titles while earning four tournament Most Outstanding Player awards.

Throughout it all, Stewart has shown dedication and humility. “My parents are my role models. They taught me the value of hard work,” she says. “The moment that rebounding for my dad at the YMCA as a kid turned into him rebounding for me was special for us both — it showed me that loyalty and support go a long way.”  

The #nike family of athletes is eager for Stewart to join them, and many have compared her versatility and style of play to that of Kevin Durant. She's proven herself a leader with a strong work ethic and a pure love of the game, who will be an invaluable addition to the team.

Stewart’s partnership with #nike will also continue to build basketball’s global footprint. “Being strong and bold while carrying yourself with humility and confidence is something I hope to share with young kids,” asserts Stewart, understanding that as a professional athlete, she has an opportunity to positively influence young players around the world.

The next chapter in Stewart’s journey takes her to the Pacific Northwest, where she will join the Seattle Storm. The team begins its regular season on May 15 against the Los Angeles Sparks.

In addition to Stewart, today #nike Basketball announces the signings of #rachelbanham, #aerialpowers, #jonqueljones and #tiffanymitchell.

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