Early Entries Starting To Select Agents
Some of the best graduating seniors in the NCAA are currently participating in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Those that are younger and as, if not more, talented are starting to decide whether they will forego their NCAA eligibility by signing an agent and entering the draft, test the NBA draft waters without an agent (retaining eligibility), or wait at least one more year before entering their names into the pool of possible selections.
Draft Express has done a great job of compiling information thus far, and will continue to provide valuable nuggets of knowledge leading up to the 2009 NBA Draft. I have extracted the confirmed underclassmen and senior agent signings from the web site:
- Andy Miller (ASM Sports) – B.J. Mullens, Daniel Hackett
- Brad Ames (Priority) – Ben Woodside (good write-up on Woodside here)
- Brian Elfus (Elfus & Siegel Management) – Connor Atchley
- Chris Emens (Octagon) – Lee Cummard
- Dan Fegan (BEST) – Earl Clark
- Dan Tobin (WMG) – K.C. Rivers, Aaron Jackson, James Johnson
- David Bauman (DB Hoops Management) – Josh Heytvelt
- Keith Glass – Luke Nevill, A.J. Abrams
- Lance Young (Octagon) – Lester Hudson
- Leon Rose (CAA) – Nando De Colo
- Mark Bartelstein (Priority) – Jeremy Pargo, Micah Downs
- Michael Siegel (Elfus & Siegel Management) – Ahmad Nivins
Right off the bat, it looks like WMG is racking it up again. Interesting to note that it is Dan Tobin making big moves with the underclassmen instead of Arn Tellem or B.J. Armstrong. Priority has some nice names, as does Octagon.