Shortly after signing LSU’s Flau’jae Johnson to an NIL deal, Puma made yet another splash with the Pauldo sisters.
The apparel company signed high school sophomore twins, Mia and Mya Pauldo, to NIL footwear and apparel deals. The Pauldo twins play high school basketball at Morris Catholic in Denville, NJ.
Mia and Mya Pauldo released a video announcing the partnership.
Young, legendary, & ready to take on the world! Welcome TBC, Mia & Mya J. Pauldo, to the #PUMA Fam ????@TwinBackCourt pic.twitter.com/4PdcWUZEcG— PUMA Basketball (@PUMAHoops) September 10, 2022
So far, the twins have scholarship offers from Rutgers, Baylor, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Miami, and Oklahoma. There are a handful of other universities seeking their services as well.
The Pauldo sisters earned the nickname “Twin BackCourt” or “TBC.”
They also share Twitter and Instagram that combine for close to 10,000 followers.
“Outside of basketball, our brand is on and off the court,” Mia told the Daily Record, a local newspaper in Morristown, NJ, back in March. “I want to develop our brand off the court and build in our urban community, such as Paterson. That’s really where I wanted to touch on. Inspire people and on and off the court.”
Last November, the NJSIAA allowed New Jersey high school athletes to monetize their NIL.
Mia Pauldo, who is a top-10 recruit in her class, averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game during her freshman campaign. Mya, on the other hand, racked up 16 points per contest.
The sisters play AAU basketball for the NJ Sparks 17U squad.