A deal that had been reported to be virtually complete in April is now official. The player who could well be the NBA’s number one draft pick in 2021 has an autograph deal with Upper Deck.
Jalen Green, a west coast phenom who spurned college to join the NBA’s new pathway program via the G League, has a multi-year agreement for autographs and trading cards.
“I’m excited and honored to sign with Upper Deck and to join the incredible roster of world-class athletes who have chosen to work with such an iconic brand,” Green said. “Upper Deck’s reputation for quality and authenticity mean a lot to me, and the fact that my fans will be getting the real deal.”
A 6’1 shooting guard, the Fresno, CA native played at Prolific Prep in Napa, CA where as a senior he was named the high school player of the year while averaging 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and five assists per game. He has won three gold medals with the United States in international junior competition and some of his Upper Deck Authenticated autographs carry that inscription.
“Jalen has incredible natural talent and continues to impress fans with his shooting abilities,” said Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck. “Hoop followers everywhere are taking notice of this exceptional young player, and we are excited to work with him as he develops his professional career.”