Nijel Pack Commits To Miami, Inks Massive NIL Deal With Life Wallet

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Kansas State transfer guard Nijel Pack is headed to the Miami Hurricanes. And in the new era of NIL, Pack will also get $800,000 … and a brand-new car.

The 6-foot guard, who entered the portal after the 2021-22 season, linked up with LifeWallet for the biggest deal in the company's history.

***BREAKING NEWS*** @LifeWallet is proud to announce @NijelPack24 has officially committed to UM as a basketball player. The biggest LifeWallet deal to date, two years $800,000.00 total at $400,000.00 per year plus a car. Congratulations[

— John H. Ruiz, Attorney at Law (@JohnHRuiz) April 23, 2022

This is a monumental get for a Miami athletics department that is flat-out thriving under its expansive NIL program, spearheaded by Ruiz.

He's been active in this space – and it stretches beyond the Pack commitment.

Ruiz and LifeWallet — a company less than a year old — inked Miami basketball guard Isaiah Wong shortly following the season.

The women's basketball program a few days ago also landed twin sisters and former Fresno State stars Haley & Hanna Cavinder (our own Darren Rovell called the Cavinder twins as surefire, top NIL candidates, thanks to a combined TikTok following well north of four million).

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The NCAA has been hands-off with the NIL since July 2021, when it lost the Alston case and deals were implemented.

However, with the latest $800,000 pledge to Pack, make that nearly $4 million in total of the Ruiz coin to be invested into Miami's NIL umbrella.

No player has lost eligibility due to NIL violations, but unlike other NCAA rules — agents, what's forbidden, etc. — each state determines NIL differently.

Pack, meanwhile, recently visited Ohio State. He picked the Hurricanes over OSU, Purdue and other high-profile programs.

Pack's 17.4 points per game last season for the Wildcats was nearly five more than the next-leading scorer. He also chipped in with 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest.

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