Monday morning Nike Basketball announced the signing five athlete-students to NIL deals:
- Iowa State point guard, Caitlin Clark
- Stanford guard, Haley Jones
- Camden High School guard DJ Wagner
- Sierra Canyon guard Judea ”JuJu” Watkins
- Sierra Canyon guard Bronny James
Caitlin Clark|Guard| University of Iowa
The Iowa star guard was voted unanimously Big Ten preseason Player of the Week. The junior averaged 27.0 points 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists on .452/332/.881 splits and will, at worst, be a top three pick in the WNBA draft when her time in Iowa City comes to an end.
Haley Jones| Guard| Stanford
The Santa Cruz, CA native was named the 2021 Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, when she helped Stanford win the national championship, scoring 17 points on 8/14 FG in the title game. A proven winner and clutch performer, the senior guard leads a Stanford team with championship aspirations into the 2022-23 season.
DJ Wagner| Guard| Camden High School
If the name, and the face, looks familiar, that is because Dajuan “DJ” Wagner Jr. is the son of former high
school and college star and NBA player Dajuan Wagner and the grandson of Louisville and NBAer Milt Wagner. DJ stars at the same Camden High School that his father did, and is a 5-star and is ranked no worse than 3rd in national rankings.
Judea “JuJu” Watkins| Guard| Sierra Canyon High School (CA)
Judea “JuJu” Watkins is a 6-2 guard at Sierra Canyon High( CA). She was named the Os Angeles Times Girls Basketball Player of the Year and played on Team USA’s U17 for the FIBA World Cup in Hungary this summer. Last season, she averaged 24.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.8 steals per game.
Bronny James | Guard| Sierra Canyon High School (CA)
The least shocking name on the list is Bronny James. The son of all-time NBA great LeBron James, Bronny is in the process of carving out his own basketball lane outside of the prodigious shadow cast by his father the 6-3 combo guard has steadily improved and garnering attention from many high profile programs.