After spending last season rocking Nike sneakers, a deal was finally announced for Killian Hayes with the German company.
Financial figures and specific years were not disclosed, although Nick DePaula reported this sneaker and apparel deal spanned multiple years. The Detroit Pistons wing will become Puma France’s 1st global ambassador for Basketball as well.
The 7th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Hayes started last season rocking Nike Kyrie 7s, despite not having a deal. This was the case for many others in the 2020 Draft, as the brand took a wait and see approach during the pandemic.
Hayes has been spotted rocking the Fusion Nitro Spectra & Court Rider during the 2021 Summer League and should receive more visibility alongside 2021 Number 1 pick Cade Cunningham.
Killian joins a long list of young players on the Puma roster headlined by fellow 2020 draft pick LaMelo Ball. Other hoopers endorsing Puma include DeAndre Ayton, Michael Porter Jr., Kyle Kuzma, and Kendrick Nunn.