There have been a wave of Canadian basketball players in recent years. With basketball pride at an all-time high in the country, Canadian-based bank BMO inked three natives playing in the NBA and the Toronto Raptors top star to endorsement deals.
The Milwaukee Bucks’ Tyler Ennis, the Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk, and the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Andrew Wiggins from the Minnesota Timberwolves along with the Raptors’ Kyle Lowry will all be featured in BMO marketing efforts. The foursome recently joined forces to host a one-day camp on behalf of the bank.
It is BMO’s first foray into the athlete endorsement world. The profile of these deals should only rise as February’s NBA All-Star Game in Toronto approaches.
Ennis played in 25 games during his rookie year after being selected 18th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. He was the star point guard during his freshman season at Syracuse, winning second-team All-ACC honors and being named to the conference’s All-Defensive Team.
In his second season, Olynyk played a key role in getting the Celtics back to the playoffs. He averaged 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game during the regular season.
After a stellar debut campaign, Wiggins is on a path towards stardom. He notched 16.9 points per game while playing over 36 minutes and starting all 82 regular season contests.
Lowry is the most established one of the bunch and the Raptors locked him up with a four-year, $48 million dollar extension last offseason. He responded by making his first All-Star team in 2015.
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