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Morris Twins Sign Endorsement Deal with AND 1

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012

AND 1 – the bold basketball footwear and apparel company dedicated to on-court performance and off-court lifestyle – has announced the signing of NBA players and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris to a three-year endorsement contract.

“The Morris twins are great young talent and embody everything we love about the AND 1 brand,” said Robert Purvy, AND 1 Brand President. “Markieff and Marcus bring it. With their hometown work ethic, hunger, and true passion for the Game, we’re proud to have them play a big part in the future of AND 1.”

"We've been fans of AND 1 as long as we can remember. We grew up on the MixTape, and to now be a part of the AND 1 family is really an honor," said Marcus Morris.

"For two guys from Philly, there's really no other brand we'd want to represent. We're excited to work together and promote the Game we love," said Markeiff Morris.

After a record-setting career at Kansas, Marcus and Markieff Morris were lottery picks in the 2011 NBA draft. Markieff was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th pick, and Marcus was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 14th pick. They are only the third set of twins selected in the round since the modern NBA draft began in 1966.

Born and raised in Philadelphia – which is also the original home of AND 1 – they led their high school basketball team to back-to-back PIAA Class AA titles in 2006 and 2007. The 2006 title was the first time a Public League school won the state championship.

The Morris brothers are represented by Rival Sports Group, LLC, a premiere sports management company based in Beverly Hills, California. Rival Sports Group offers a full range of services to support the professional athlete’s lifestyle, from contract negotiations to concierge services. Other NBA players represented by Rival Sports Group include Jrue Holiday and Tyler Honeycutt.

Born from the vernacular of the Game, AND 1 began on the streets of Philadelphia in 1993 and made a name for itself with its bold, trash talk t-shirts. It then took street basketball to a new level through the legendary AND 1 Mixtape Tour (now known as AND 1 Live). Headquartered in Long Beach, California and New York City, today AND 1 manufactures footwear, apparel and accessories for the on-court performance and off-court lifestyle of Players around the world. AND 1 is dedicated to all things basketball.

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