Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield and Washington’s Marquese Chriss have signed exclusive autograph card and memorabilia deals with Panini America, according to an announcement from the company on Thursday afternoon.
Both are likely top-10 picks in tonight’s NBA Draft.
“There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the 2016 NBA Draft Class and these two players are a big reason why,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “As we look to the start of a new NBA trading card season and the importance every new rookie crop plays in our success, we can’t wait to get started.”
The players will first be found on Panini’s trading card app, NBA Dunk, while their first cardboard will be in 2016-17 Contenders Draft Picks, which is set to arrive on Oct. 5, and then in 2016-17 NBA Hoops, which will arrive on Oct. 12.
Also announced is that they will be Panini Authentic exclusives.
Hield averaged 25.0 points and 5.7 rebounds a game last season when he was named the Naismith College Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Chriss averaged 13.8 and 5.4.
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