When the San Diego State Aztecs were making a run in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, I predicted that the talented Kawhi Leonard was likely to leave after his Sophomore season and enter the 2011 NBA Draft. SDSU does not have a deep alumni base of professional basketball players, but a few big agencies including Excel Sports, Lagardere Unlimited, and Octagon have had success representing former SDSU players. None of those agencies ended up signing Kawhi Leonard. Instead, Brian Elfus of Impact Sports Management has earned the right to represent Leonard in the upcoming draft.
Brian Elfus was teamed up with Michael Siegel at Elfus & Siegel Management (ESM), where they represented Tyrus Thomas and Marcus Thornton. Late 2010, the co-founders became a part of Impact Sports Management, which has a history of representing a multitude of football players. The signing of Leonard is huge for the football agency as it becomes more involved in basketball.