July 23, 2019 / 4:58 PM / a year ago

REFILE-Nike signs Zion Williamson to its Jordan brand

(Corrects to "in" from "for" in third paragraph)

July 23 (Reuters) - Nike Inc said on Tuesday it had signed No. 1 NBA draft pick and rising basketball star Zion Williamson to its Jordan brand.

Williamson is the reigning college basketball player of the year and dominated in his only season at Duke University.

The New Orleans Pelicans signed him in this year's National Basketball Association draft. (Reporting by Uday Sampath and Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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