Prep hoops star, 17, to earn ‘millions’ in NIL deal with Excel

High school basketball phenom and social media star Mikey Williams could earn “millions” in a historic name, image and likeness deal announced Thursday with Excel Sports management.The 17-year-old shooting guard from San Diego is rated as the No. 7 overall prospect in the Class of 2023 by ESPN and won’t be eligible for the NBA Draft until 2024.Williams, who will attend Lake Norman Christian in Huntersville, N.C., this season and play for Vertical Academy, is the first prep basketball player to sign with a sports agency to pursue NIL endorsements and sponsorships.”I am excited to be the first high school athlete to make this move,” Williams told ESPN. “I love to hoop and I love engaging with my fans and look forward to continuing to share my journey with everyone.”Including the likelihood of a major shoe deal, Excel vice president Matt Davis told ESPN he believes the deal “will generate millions of dollars for this young man.”