As I wrote on March 20, 2011, Jeff Schwartz is keyed in at Connecticut. At the time, my money was on Kemba Walker signing with Schwartz. It’s too bad that no one offered to bet against me. Kemba Walker has made it official that he will be leaving Connecticut a year early and has signed with Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management for representation. This is the same Excel Sports Management that recently brought Casey Close into its organization.
Walker joins quite a list of players represented by Schwartz at Excel, which includes Hilton Armstrong, Emeka Okafor, A.J. Price, and Charlie Villanueva. Schwartz also just happens to represent Coach Jim Calhoun, who is the coach for the University of Connecticut Huskies.
Congratulations are due for Jeff Schwartz and the rest of the Excel Sports team, who likely just picked up a future lottery pick in Kemba Walker.