Cameron Brink via Whistle YouTube, screenshot

Money Talks: Stanford Basketball Star Cameron Brink Chooses To Make Bank With NIL Deals Rather Than Earn Less In The WNBA

Stanford basketball fans can breathe a sigh of relief since their star athlete and social media celebrity, Cameron Brink, has decided to continue playing into her senior year instead of putting herself into the WNBA draft.

Cameron Brink via Stanford Athletics YouTube, screenshot

This isn’t much of a sacrifice though, since the insane amount of money she’d be making through Name, Images, and Likeness (NIL) deals made the decision for her –¬† since playing in the WNBA is essentially more of a charity case in comparison.

The two-time PAC Defensive Player of the year is making as much from NIL deals as she would as a rookie in the WNBA, where the reported starting salary¬†around $62,000 per year. While Brink hasn’t announced her net worth, it is currently estimated to be somewhere in the range of $2 million as of 2022.

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It’s not hard to imagine that the blonde basketball sensation isn’t already within the ball park of that net worth. On3 ELITE has evaluated Brink’s annual valuation to be $200,000 as of this year. Throughout social media, as an influencer she boasts a following of 300,000 on Instagram and roughly 150,000 on TikTok.

Past business deals with major brands include Celsius, Buick, Urban Outfitters, Chef and Hyperice, along with many, many others. So why would someone pass up having fun in college and making bank for a chance to potentially share a nearly empty stadium with newfound-patriot Brittney Griner for far less money? They wouldn’t.

 

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Think of it this way, the average salary for WNBA athletes who had multiple seasons under their belt was $102,751 as of 2022, which isn’t someone to shrug off, it’s a very good amount of money. Compared to how much the top tier players can make though, it’s a drop. The best performing players are estimated to make $234,936 (a good amount coming from playing for overseas during the offseason).

This means as a college athlete, Brink is still making more money than top level WNBA players.

In other words; Cameron Brink is at least worth 2-3 ‘Merchants of Death‘ in my book.

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