University of the Pacific student-athlete Pierre Crockrell II has signed a Name, Image, and Likeness agreement with the Stockton Ports minor league baseball team.
Crockrell’s deal is believed to be the first NIL partnership between a college student-athlete and a minor league baseball team. The Ports’ home field is in Stockton, California, where University of the Pacific is also located. In the partnership, Crockrell will contribute to a social media campaign. In a released statement on the Ports’ website, Crockrell says “I’m looking forward to be able to give back to the community and take it to the next step. This is an awesome chance to gain traction for both parties. I can’t wait to show the community how much I care and can’t wait to get started.”
Crockrell is a junior from Tacoma, Washington. He played his high school basketball at Prolific Prep in Napa. Last season at Pacific, he started all 18 games and averaged 10.1 points per game.
The Stockton Ports were named after the city of Stockton, and for the city’s important resource, which is California’s only inland port. Their home field is the Banner Island Ballpark on the Downtown Stockton waterfront.