May
10

Leon Rose Signs Three 2012 NBA Prospects Including Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

I figured that Leon Rose of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) was good for at least one of Kentucky’s talented underclassmen headed for the NBA.  And I have heard from multiple sources that Rose has signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who just finished an outstanding freshman season.

Kidd-Gilchrist is a sure lottery pick along with Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, who is said to be a lock at being drafted #1 overall.  I currently do not have agent information for Davis nor other likely Kentucky draft picks including Marquis Teague, Doron Lamb, and Darius Miller.  However, yesterday I did hear that Terrence Jones will likely be signing with Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group.  I would not be surprised if each player decides to pick separate representation.  On the day of the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship Game, I assumed that Kentucky’s players would choose different agents, including Rose and Tellem.

Rose has also signed Senior guard Kim English from Missouri and Senior guard Zack Rosen from the University of Pennsylvania.  English averaged 14.5 points-per-game during the season and 18.3 points-per-game at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.  He could be a late draft pick or possibly make it on to an NBA team as an undrafted free agent.  Rosen averaged 18.2 points-per-game against easier competition than English, but he did earn Ivy League Player of the Year honors and happened to graduate from the Wharton School of Business.