Panini America On Location: The 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program (Gallery)

August 17, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — More than 75 of the most talented young basketball players on the planet — rookies from the last two NBA Draft classes — began gathering on the East Coast earlier this week to participate in the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program in advance of next week’s 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.

All the while, a healthy contingent of Panini America’s own basketball talent — Karvin Cheung, Ivory Tabb, David Porter, Keith Hower and Joe Reyes — have been busy behind the scenes securing autographs and other assets for a slew of the company’s upcoming 2012-13 NBA trading card products.

Things got started in earnest on Thursday with several key members of the 2011 rookie class, including Rookie of the Year and Panini America exclusive Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Bismack Biyombo, Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette, JaJuan Johnson and more.

Much of yesterday’s activity revolved around casual conversation and on-card autographs for 2012-13 Threads Basketball. Our team of MVPs on the ground in New Jersey proved it was as adept at multitasking as it is at building compelling products by providing the following images from Day One.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates from the 2012 NBA Rookie Transition Program and next week from the 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot.