Suns’ Jae Crowder to be brand ambassador 

Corey Jae Crowder is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.

Not being heavily recruited out of high school, he committed to South Georgia Technical College and later Howard College, where he led the team to an NJCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship in his sophomore season. While he was at Howard College, Crowder was also named State Farm Junior College Player of the Year.

Later, he transferred to Marquette, where he was named Big East Player of the Year in his senior season. After his senior year ended, he became eligible for the 2012 NBA draft, where he was drafted 34th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers and traded to the Dallas Mavericks on draft night. In 2014, Crowder was traded to the Boston Celtics. He spent three years in Boston before being traded back to his draft team, the Cavaliers, in August 2017. In 2018, he was traded to the Utah Jazz and he has also played for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Miami Heat (with whom he reached his first NBA Finals in 2020). He reached his second NBA Finals with the Phoenix Suns in 2021.

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Jae Crowder is breaking ground with this one. The Phoenix Suns forward became the first athlete to have a partnership with Gila River Resorts and Casinos as he’ll be a “brand ambassador” for “the largest gaming enterprise” in the Phoenix area.

Crowder said that they reached out to his business partner and he looked into them and figured out that they’re up-and-coming, they’re growing and he just want to be a part of it on Tuesday morning shootaround before Game 2 against the Pelicans.

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Crowder is now the latest Suns player to receive a local endorsement deal.


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