At one point-in-time, basketball agent Sam Porter was affiliated with SportStars, the company that led in the number of clients selected in the 2012 NFL Draft with a total of 20 (2 in the first round). Recently, Porter’s practice was acquired by Exclusive Sports Group (ESG), which is run by President and CEO Andrew “Buddy” Baker.
I had a chance to catch up with Baker at this past week’s Sports Lawyers Association conference in San Diego, California. Buddy seemed very excited to add Porter and his clientele to the ESG family.
Porter has been named Director of Basketball Operations at ESG. At the moment, all ESG basketball players are either playing in the D-League, overseas, or are eligible for the upcoming NBA Draft. ESG’s 2 draft-eligible players are Jesse Sanders, a guard from Liberty University and Mindaugas Kupsas, a 7’0 center from Lithuania.
Porter will be largely responsible for the growth and development of ESG’s basketball division and will work out of ESG’s Indianapolis headquarters as well as run the New Jersey office.