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A’ja Wilson Joins Caitlin Clark, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan on Gatorade’s Roster

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV May 7, 2024 Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images Gatorade’s stable of basketball stars has grown to include a two-time WNBA MVP. The company announced Tuesday it signed an endorsement deal with Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson. Gatorade @Gatorade 2x WNBA MVP2x WNBA ChampionFinals MVP2x DPOY5x All-StarGold MedalistRookie of

A’ja Wilson Joins Caitlin Clark, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan on Gatorade’s Roster

Joseph LogoFeatured Columnist IVMight 7, 2024

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 11: A'ja Wilson #22 of the Las Vegas Aces smiles after the game against the New York Liberty during Game 2 of the 2023 WNBA Finals on October 11, 2023 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Gatorade’s steady of basketball stars has grown to incorporate a two-time WNBA MVP.

The corporate introduced Tuesday it signed an endorsement take care of Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson.

Gatorade @Gatorade

2x WNBA Champion
Finals MVP
5x All-Star
Gold Medalist
Rookie of the Yr
NCAA Champion

Her efficiency reigns supreme.
Welcome to the G Fam, @_ajawilson22 ⚡️

“Partnering with Gatorade is a dream come true,” she stated. “They have been fueling me on and off the courtroom since I began out, and like I’ve stated earlier than — Gatorade helped me get my MVP, for certain.”

Wilson joins the likes of NBA legend Michael Jordan, tennis legend Serena Williams, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić and Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark.

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Jeff Kearney, Gatorade’s head of sports activities advertising and marketing, added that the corporate is “thrilled” to convey the reigning WNBA Finals MVP into the fold.

“A’ja has already had an impressive profession stuffed with many accomplishments, and we’re excited to be fueling her as she furthers her influence inside sport and past,” he stated.

Wilson is coming off her greatest yr within the WNBA. She averaged 22.8 factors, 9.5 rebounds and a couple of.2 blocks en path to profitable Defensive Participant of the Yr and incomes first-team All-WNBA and All-Defensive honors.

The 6’4″ ahead solely finished third within the MVP voting, although, and was even listed fourth on one poll. That helped to spur a dominant playoff run. She put up 23.8 factors on 55.4 p.c capturing together with 11.8 boards, 1.4 steals and a couple of.3 blocks per contest because the Aces efficiently defended their crown.

Throughout Las Vegas’ championship parade, Wilson provided a non-too-subtle shot on the MVP voters when she donned a customized shirt that included her vote shares on the again. She definitely acquired the final giggle on the New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart, who topped the MVP balloting however was second-best within the Finals.

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A’ja Wilson’s parade shirt has the 1 vote she obtained for 4th place within the MVP race 😂

Between her efficiency on the courtroom and her charismatic persona, the 27-year-old checks the entire containers to be not simply the Aces’ cornerstone however one of many faces of the WNBA.

These two components additionally make her a super pitchwoman. Gatorade intends to start utilizing her in its advertising and marketing as early as this spring.

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