To begin the 2018 WNBA season adidas Basketball has signed three highly decorated women to its roster.
Today, adidas welcomed WNBA stars Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream, Layshia Clarendon of the Atlanta Dream, and Shavonte Zellous of the New York Liberty.
“I’m so excited to join forces with adidas. Signing on to a brand that not only acknowledges but celebrates individuality is important and everything you could want in a partnership,” Layshia Clarendon said in a statement. “I’m humbled by the dynamic women I join on this team and can’t wait for the good work we can all do together.”
According to adidas, Angel McCoughtry is joining the three stripes brand as the face of the Atlanta Dream franchise and one of the most decorated players in the game. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team USA, four-time WNBA All-Star, two-time WNBA scoring champion, two-time All-WNBA First Team, seven-time WNBA All-Defensive First Team, and 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year.
Layshia Clarendon — crowned California Ms. Basketball Girls State Player of the Year in 2009 — earned an WNBA nod in 2017 while serving as a social and LGBTQ+ activist, according to adidas. She was named a WNBA All-Star in 2013 and earned a WNBA Championship in 2012.
McCoughtry, Clarendon, and Zellous will be joining an immensely powerful adidas Basketball roster that includes 2016 WNBA Finals MVP Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks, 2016 WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun, Chelsea Gray of the Los Angeles Sparks, Alexis Jones of the Minnesota Lynx, Moriah Jefferson of the Las Vegas Aces, Imani McGee-Stafford of the Atlanta Dream, and Morgan Tuck of the Connecticut Sun.
The three latest adidas partners will offer the brand performance insights and be featured in upcoming brand campaigns and activations.