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Celtics’ Carsen Edwards signs deal with Adidas

You might not know it from watching Boston Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards’ performance this offseason, but the point guard was not even on some draft boards before a stellar performance in March Madness for Purdue. Edwards has since signed a four-year deal with the Celtics and a multi-year deal with fashion giant Adidas. Edwards explained why he signed with Adidas and where his love for the brand came from:

“I was a big fan of Tracy McGrady’s,” Edwards said. “Whatever shoe he was wearing, I was trying to wear. As a young dude, he just scored all of the points for the Rockets, so that was cool. He just did it all.”

McGrady is an NBA legend who had a productive relationship with Adidas. The superstar released plenty of signature shoes with the brand, and Adidas still sells shoes with McGrady’s name on them today.

Now, Edwards has a chance to follow in his mentor’s steps, at least sneaker-wise. A multi-year deal for a guy who was drafted in the second round is a very solid start.

Edwards has been just as good on the basketball court as he has been in the business room. In Summer League, he averaged 19.4 points per game while shooting the lights out. He made nearly 47 percent of his 3-pointers, showing the Celtics he could contribute to the team immediately.

Look for Carsen Edwards to continue to knock down triples while rocking the freshest Adidas you can find.