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Kiyomi McMiller becomes first high school athlete to ink NIL deal with Jordan Brand

Kiyomi McMiller
Photo credit: Courtesy of Jordan Brand

Kiyomi McMiller is officially in a class of her own.

McMiller, a star women’s basketball player of Life Center Academy in New Jersey, became the first high school basketball player to sign a NIL deal with Jordan Brand.

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McMiller joins a loaded women’s basketball roster at Jordan Brand that includes WNBA stars Aerial Powers, Te’a Cooper, and Dearica Hamby, among others. UCLA freshman Kiki Rice was the first NIL athlete to sign with the company back in October 2022.

“I’m inspired by both of my parents. I get my creativity from my dad and my grandmother, which carries over to my dribbling,” McMiller said in a statement. “I’m always in the gym with my mom and dad working on my game. It’s a dream come true being with the brand that stands for the same passion that I have for the game. I look forward to encouraging basketball players to use their creativity and platform to define their purpose.”

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McMiller, who is a part of 2024 recruiting class, currently holds over 40 offers from colleges, including Baylor, LSU, North Carolina State, and Ohio State. Powerhouse South Carolina recently began recruiting McMiller as well.

A product from Silver Spring, Maryland, McMiller is currently ranked No. 6 nationally in ESPN’s rankings.