As former Wildcat Deandre Ayton continues to make a name for himself in the NBA, the budding star has signed an extension with Puma.
Deandre Ayton first entered the NBA back in 2018, and since then, the former Wildcat star has been steadily making a name for himself. First, he shocked everyone by signing with the less popular sports apparel brand Puma after leaving Arizona, and beyond that, he has made himself known as one of the better centers in the league.
Now in his fourth year with the Phoenix Suns, this season is a make-or-break one for Ayton. The former Wildcat star enters a contract year with the Suns and more than anything, he is looking for stability as well as a large payday moving forward.
However, as Deandre Ayton still awaits a new contract with the Suns, he can at least find solace in signing another contract extension with Puma.
Making news via social media on Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Deandre has signed a new extension with the athletic apparel company, and the new extension will reportedly make him “among the league’s top-three highest-paid athletic brand endorsers at the center position” according to ESPN’s Nick DePaula.
Since signing with Puma, Ayton has been a trendsetter of sorts as he has been a big part of helping market the brand, as well as helping them to make a resurgence of sorts in the game of basketball. As you may recall, he was one of five 2018 NBA Draftees that signed with the athletic apparel company.
The other great thing about this new contract extension is that there is also a charitable aspect to it. Allotted in the contract is a budget that will allow for him to remain active in his community as well as be able to give back in various ways.
Overall, this is a great opportunity for Ayton and we are very excited to see him get an extension with someone, especially if the Suns are not going to show his worth.