Carsen Edwards lit up the Las Vegas Summer League representing the Boston Celtics, and a major shoe company is rewarding him for it already. Nick DePaula of ESPN is reporting that Adidas and Edwards have agreed on a multi-year shoe deal, which is massive news for the 33rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Edwards averaged a smooth 19.4 points on 48% from the field and 47% from 3 over 5 games as the team’s leading scorer. Historically, it’s been rare to see second-round picks garner shoe deals so soon, but maybe that trend is changing.
DePaula’s piece details Edwards’ history with the brand and his love for watching Tracy McGrady – an Adidas athlete – as a child. Edwards was even able to meet with McGrady recently because of the Adidas connection. Derrick Rose was also highlighted as an inspiration for Edwards, and I officially feel old remembering that Derrick Rose is now a 11-year veteran in the NBA.
Commenting on his color choice for this upcoming season with the Celtics, Edwards offered this tremendous quote:
“I’ll probably be low-key with it,” he said. “I can just picture my parents if I’m wearing some crazy colors -- ‘You’re not producing enough to be wearing crazy colors. Why don’t you go do something first?’ I’ll keep it calm at first, and if I start doing some stuff, I might branch out.”
Hopefully, his Adidas shoes have buckets in them all season long with the Celtics.