Orange basketball guard is a Team Dunkin’ 2023 athlete

Fans can enjoy Girard’s go-to Dunkin’ order at participating local restaurants

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Dunkin’ today celebrated its collegiate name, image and likeness (NIL) partnership with Syracuse University basketball star Joseph Girard III. Girard spent time with fans, Dunkin’ mascot Cuppy and Orange mascot Otto at the Dunkin’ restaurant on campus at the Schine Student Center in advance of Syracuse’s highly anticipated game against Duke on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Girard is a member of Team Dunkin’, the brand’s recruiting class of 31 exceptional student-athletes from colleges and universities nationwide. Team Dunkin’ athletes are being honored by having their favorite Dunkin’ drink featured at participating Dunkin’ locations in their college town, and Girard’s go-to Dunkin’ order is a medium hot chocolate. To thank fans for their support, Girard handed out free hot chocolates to guests who visited the restaurant with Syracuse University spirit signs.

Girard is a senior guard from Glens Falls, N.Y., playing his fourth season with the Orange. He is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 17 points per game.

As part of Dunkin’s collegiate NIL partnerships, Girard and his fellow student-athletes, representing 13 teams from colleges and universities all over the country, will be sharing their experiences across social media and enjoying exclusive Team Dunkin’ merch to sport on and off the field.

Team Dunkin’s class of 2023 also includes upstate New York college sports stars Andrew Platek of the Siena College Men’s Basketball Team; Julianna Beaulieu of the Utica University Women’s Soccer Team; and Anna Sprys of the Binghamton University Women’s Volleyball Team.

The newest Team Dunkin’ class has grown from the first two student-athletes announced in February 2022 to a roster of 31 student-athletes and counting, along with the entire women’s Northwestern University field hockey team.

These powerhouse athletes, like so many college students, run on Dunkin’, and Dunkin’ is here to energize a growing roster of students through wins, losses and the daily grind of being a college athlete. Follow Girard’s journey as a Team Dunkin’ athlete on Instagram and TikTok at @jg3____.


About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 15 years running. The company has more than 12,600 franchised restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit

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