PANINI AMERICA SIGNS SIX TOP BASKETBALL PROSPECTS TO EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENTS

April 01, 2024

Irving, TX – April 1, 2024 – Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, has announced exclusive, multi-year partnerships with six of the top high school basketball players in the country. The partnership for each player includes trading cards and memorabilia, and this group joins fellow class of 2024 basketball standout Tre Johnson, who has been a member of the Panini family since last June and has committed to the University of Texas.

The six new Panini athletes are:

  • Carter Bryant, University of Arizona commit
  • Zoom Diallo, University of Washington commit
  • VJ Edgecombe, Baylor University commit
  • Ian Jackson, University of North Carolina commit
  • Tahaad Pettiford, Auburn University commit
  • Jayden Quaintance, University of Kentucky commit

“We are excited to add these top basketball players making them part of the Panini Family” said Jason Howarth, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Athlete Relations. “Collaborating with this latest class of top basketball prospects emphasizes our commitment to celebrating young talent. We know fans will be excited to see their most memorable moments on Panini products throughout the next few years.”

These athletes join Panini’s growing roster of young athletes, which includes University of Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark, University of Texas quarterbacks Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning, USC wide receiver Zachariah Branch, University of Nebraska volleyball star Lexi Rodriguez and quarterbacks, Dylan Raiola and Ohio State’s Julian Sayin, as well as NBA rookies Amen and Ausar Thompson and 2024 NBA Draft prospects Matas Buzelis, Ja’Kobe Walter (Baylor) and Jared McCain (Duke).

 

About Panini America

 

Panini America is a subsidiary of The Panini Group, established over 60 years ago in Modena, Italy with subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States.  Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, NBPA, NASCAR, FIFA, LIV Golf, WWE, College, Disney and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Elite 11 and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

Panini has distribution channels in more than 150 countries and employs a staff of over 1,200. For more information visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or
http://blog.paniniamerica.net/. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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