Arizona women’s basketball player Maya Nnaji, a 6-foot-4 freshman from Hopkins High School in Minnesota, announced on Tuesday that she signed an NIL deal with Dunkin’.
Nnaji told the Arizona Daily Star that she was fired up about her first NIL deal. Last week, Nnaji brought her teammates donuts, which included her favorite strawberry sprinkles, and she announced the deal to all of them.
“Excited to announce that I’m teaming up with Dunkin’,” Nnaji said in an Instagram post.
“I love donuts,” Nnaji later told the Daily Star. “This is the first NIL deal for me. It’s a blessing.”
Nnaji, a former five-star recruit, was a McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American. In six games this season, she is averaging 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and shooting 70% from the field.
As a high school junior, Nnaji averaged 24.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. Following the 2021 season, she was eventually named the Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year.
Nnaji has more than 23,000 followers on her social media platforms, including 14,100 on Instagram.
“All my hard work is paying off,” Nnaji told the Daily Star. “Hopefully, it’s just the first of many and I’m able to start using this platform that I’m getting to amplify my voice for community service.”