His first official appearance won’t come until the NBA’s regular season tips off next week, but the first jersey worn by the league’s number one draft pick is now up for auction. Cade Cunningham’s white number 2 Detroit Pistons shirt from an NBA Summer League game played back in August is among a group of 25 that have just opened for bidding at NBA Auctions.
The 20-year-old Cunningham wore the jersey during the Pistons’ 93-87 victory over the New York Knicks on August 13.
The former Oklahoma State star appeared in three games during the annual developmental tournament in Las Vegas, averaging 18.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists for Detroit’s entry. He was a first team All-American during his only year in college, averaging 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
Among the two dozen others up for auction include those worn by top ten picks Scottie Barnes, Jonathan Kuminga, Josh Giddey and Franz Wagner.
Like the jerseys worn in the NBA’s regular and postseason games, all are registered into the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Jersey Authentication Program.
Bidding runs through October 28 on the NBA Auctions website.