Mikey Williams helps Drake, Niko launch clothing line

A high school basketball player in Mecklenburg County is part of an international clothing brand launch.


Five-star national basketball recruit Mikey Williams caused a stir when he announced last month he was moving to Charlotte from San Diego, bringing his prodigious basketball talent and 2.5 million Instagram followers with him. Williams, a 6-1 point guard, will play at Lake Norman Christian.

Wednesday night, Williams’ legend probably grew some more when he was featured in the introduction for a new clothing line developed by rapper/musician Drake and two urban clothing lines — A Bathing Ape (BAPE) and OVO.

OVO is Drake’s personal line. BAPE was created by a Japanese designer, Niko.

Williams is seen in the promotional video shooting hoops while wearing some of the clothes from the new line. It is unclear if Williams was paid or if his participation in the shoot will effect his NCAA eligibility.


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