Jayson Tatum, Rui Hachimura are the latest to join Jordan Brand

The Jordan Brand family is expanding.

With an already impressive roster of athletes including NBA stars, Jordan Brand has introduced the two newest members of the team from the NBA during Fashion Week in Paris. Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Washington rookie Rui Hachimura are the latest to join the team which includes 50+ athletes.

Jordan Brand on Tatum via a press release:

Tatum, a native of St. Louis whose love for Jordan Brand began as a kid, was selected third overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. Joining a team full of established veterans, Tatum made his presence known during his first post-season run as he broke multiple rookie records for playoff scoring. Now preparing for his third season, Tatum is set to take the next step in his career as an official Jordan Brand athlete. “It’s a tremendous feeling to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” says Tatum. “I can’t really express how happy and excited I am for this journey. It’s truly an honor.”

And on the rookie Hachimura who was drafted by the Washington Wizards Thursday night:

Hachimura was the first Japanese national to play in the Division 1 NCAA Tournament and recently became the first from his country to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. A current member of the Japanese National Team, Hachimura plans to continue to use his platform to inspire his country to pursue greatness on and off the court. He is the first Japanese-born athlete to join the Jordan Brand. “It’s a very special feeling to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” says Hachimura. “Jordan Brand is one of top companies in the world, and it is amazing to be part of it.”

The two will be rockin’ Jordan Brand kicks on the court beginning this season and that could include some retros. Some Player Exclusives could as be in the mix as part of the deal.

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