San Antonio Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan signs contract with Nike

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The youth movement is riding strong with the San Antonio Spurs, and a member of the team’s young core is enjoying his new platform.

In order to stand on the metaphorical platform, Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan will don Nikes after striking a deal with the footwear and apparel company. Sochan joins a number of rookies, including lottery picks Chet Holmgren, Jaden Ivey, Shaedon Sharpe, Jalen Duren and Ochai Agbaji.

Prior to joining the Spurs this summer, Sochan played 200 miles north of San Antonio in Waco with the Baylor Bears last season and stood out despite spending most of his minutes on the bench. Last year at Baylor, Sochan averaged 9.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

However, Sochan did not play on the bench with the Spurs as he became the youngest player in franchise history to start a game for San Antonio. Born on May 20, 2003, he is still only 19 years old.

Sochan has a bright future in the league, and now they will have a company to sponsor their sneakers in the future.

“He has the tools to do really well,” Popovich said. “We just want to throw it in the frying pan and see how it does.

“You have to give him space, let him make some mistakes and take the time to feel comfortable at both ends of the court,” Popovich explained. “It’s a whole new world for him.”

Sochan and the Spurs are back in action Friday night against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT.


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