Donavan Brazier Signs With Nike
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Donavan Brazier may have just signed with Nike. The NCAA 800m champion and collegiate record-holder is now listed as a client of Global Athletics (Mark Wetmore's agency, as reported when he turned pro) and his page has a Nike logo it.
Other athletes in Wetmore's stable have their respective sponsorship logo on their profile pages. Some examples include Meseret Defar/adidas, Donn Cabral/Nike, Mac Fleet/Nike, Morgan Uceny/adidas, Andrew Wheating/Nike, Anna Willard/Oiselle, and Nick Willis/adidas.
Industry sources have said that Brazier would command between $300,000 and $500,000 a year (though whether that money would be without reductions is an open question). Brazier turned pro weeks after breaking the 50-year-old collegiate and American junior record in the 800m. The then-college freshman ran 1:43.55 to win the NCAA final against a stacked veteran field. Most recently, he entered and then scratched from the USATF Junior Championships. Brazier is entered in the 800m at the Olympic Trials, which begins on Friday at 4:15 p.m. PT.
FloTrack has reached out to Global Athletics' Mark Wetmore and Jorge Torres, and will update this story as soon as they respond for comment.