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Over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen the NBA’s top rookies and a few undrafted hopefuls take the court for summer leagues in Orlando and Las Vegas. Some rookies, like John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, stood out from the rest of the pack. Others, such as Philadelphia’s Evan Turner, didn’t fare so well. Also interesting to note in NBA summer leagues is what footwear the youngsters have chosen to wear for their professional debuts. This year’s crop featured a lot of Nike, but took a couple detours as well. Washington’s John Wall recently inked a highly publicized deal to endorse Reebok, while Derrick Favors of the Nets signed on to become part of the adidas Brotherhood. Take a look below to see what some of the lottery picks from this year’s NBA Draft wore this summer.

Number 1 overall pick John Wall of the Wizards looked like a force to be reckoned with in the Las Vegas Summer League. He took to the court in the upcoming Reebok Zig Slash.

Evan Turner Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Summer LeagueEvan Turner broke out an Ohio State colorway of the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse for the Orlando Summer League. The Zoom Hyperfuse will be available at Eastbay next month.

Derrick Favors adidas Young Guns 2010 Summer LeagueNew Jersey’s Derrick Favors, who recently signed with adidas, wears the Young Guns 2010 against the Sixers.

DeMarcus Cousins was given the honor of receiving the NBA’s Rookie Of The Month Award for July. He’s seen here accepting in the Nike Huarache 2010.

The Pistons’ Greg Monroe shows true big man skill putting up this hook shot in the Nike Hyperfly.

Los Angeles Clippers rookie Al-Farouq Aminu goes up strong in the Nike Hyperfly.

Utah’s Gordon Hayward shoots the rock while wearing the Nike Hyperize.

Paul George of the Pacers shoots a jumper in the Nike LeBron VII P.S.

Ed Davis of the Toronto Raptors shows that it’s not always about scoring, attempting to block a shot in the Nike Huarache 2010.

Patrick Patterson of the Houston Rockets boxes out in the Nike Huarache 2010.

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