The former ACC star signed a big rookie deal with the apparel company.
Dennis Smith Jr.’s NBA summer league performance paid off quite nicely.
The former N.C. State star, taken in the top 10 of the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, was one of the most-exciting players to watch this summer. Smith, 19, decided to wait to sign a shoe deal until after the summer league. He made the right decision, too.
It was announced late Monday night that the former ACC star had signed a multi-year deal with Under Armour that could be worth $2 million/season.
“I am definitely excited to be a part of team Under Armour as I get ready to go into [training] camp for my rookie year,” Smith Jr. said, per ESPN. “Under Armour is an explosive brand in basketball right now, and I’m excited to join Stephen [Curry] and Seth [Curry] and the team at UA in making our mark together.”
Smith averaged 17.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game this summer.