CARLSBAD, Calif., July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jalen Green has yet to play a game of professional basketball, and already the star shooting guard has signed his first licensing deal. Green, widely regarded as the presumptive first pick in the 2021 draft, has inked his first trading and memorabilia deal with Upper Deck, giving the leader in authentic memorabilia and collectibles rights to produce signed collectibles and trading cards for one of the most exciting young players in the game today.
Fans can find the first signed Upper Deck trading cards of Jalen Green in packs of 2019-20 Goodwin Champions, releasing today in hobby shops across North America and at https://upperdeckstore.com, along with the first wave of Jalen’s authentic autograph collection. Autographed and inscribed “3x Gold Champ” Molten basketballs and signed and inscribed Spalding basketballs are available now at https://upperdeckstore.com/Jalen-Green.
“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.”
Green is the potential number one pick in the 2021 draft and sent ripples through the basketball world this spring when he announced plans to forego a number of offers from top college programs and enter the G League, a new pathway program designed to help players make the jump from high school to the pros. Green has already earned extensive accolades for a player his age, along with an impressive following on social media.
As a senior at Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif, Green helped lead the top-ranked program to a 31-1 record and was named All-American player of the year while averaging 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and five assists per game. A 6-foot-1, 180-pound shooting guard, Green’s accomplishments include three gold medals with the United States in international junior competition.
“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.”
About Upper Deck
The Upper Deck Company, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., is a worldwide sports and entertainment company built on the pillars of quality craftsmanship, authenticity, and innovation with a dedication to creating products that turn memorable moments into collectibles. Upper Deck is home to the world’s greatest athletes, including Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, Connor McDavid, LeBron James, Patrick Roy, and Ben Simmons.
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