17-year-old high school guard Mikey Williams, one of the top prospects in the 2023 recruiting class, has signed an endorsement deal with Excel Sports Management that is expected to earn him “millions.” Per TMZ Sports...
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Now that the NCAA and most states allow college athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness, Mikey has followed up by becoming the very first high school athlete to sign a NIL deal -- teaming up with Excel Sports, an agency that works with superstar athletes like Tiger Woods, Nikola Jokic and Clayton Kershaw.

The deal will help the Vertical Academy junior guard secure endorsements and sponsorships WAY before he makes it to the college level ... and Excel VP Matt Davis tells ESPN the partnership "will generate millions of dollars for this young man."

Williams spoke about the monumental moment ... saying, "The NIL rules provide a new opportunity for someone like me who that has put in so much energy and effort into building a community."

"I am excited to be the first high school athlete to make this move. I love to hoop and I love engaging with my fans and look forward to continuing to share my journey with everyone."
He's being heavily recruited by Arkansas, LSU, Tennessee, Kansas, Texas Tech, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and Memphis.
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But but America is a racist country. Always holding POC back. Wait….
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I'm so sick of systemic racism and inequity holding down black and brown. If only this young man lived in France or Sweden, he'd make so much more money off being a high school basketball player.
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The key word here is "Poised"! We'll have to see 1099"s or bank account balances to believe this type of money will be paid for the NIL!
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I bet he’ll excel in the college classroom.
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We heartily endorse these fine young men getting access to millions of dollars so early in their life. - International Brotherhood of Cocaine Dealers, Local 519
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Only in America.
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maybe it's my own personality, but i've never been convinced by an athlete to purchase certain products or services
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agreed, but many weak people out there do whatever celebrities tell them to do. I buy the product that I want, based solely on quality and price. I couldn't care less if there's a celebrity's name or face attached to it.
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I’m not aware high school athletes were covered by SCOTUS ruling. He could lose his high school eligibility, unless I’m missing something.
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PUB
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High school drop outs lives matter
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But, but, but, but...he should be satisfied and grateful to just receive tuition and a meal plan.
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I hope he’s aware that degrees in STEM majors are the best option to help pay off student loan debt.
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Arkansas lock
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