May
13

Michigan’s Trey Burke Taps His Father As Basketball Agent

Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (left) during a press conference the day before the championship game of the 2013 Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke will be represented by his father, Benji Burke. Photo Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Over a month ago, I had heard that Michigan guard Trey Burke would be leaving school early and entering the NBA Draft.  That happened.  But I had also been told that Burke narrowed his potential NBA representation down to 5 names: Jeff Schwartz, Arn Tellem, Henry Thomas, Bill Duffy and Alonzo Shavers.

Source: Trey Burke will leave MICH early. Will interview 5 agents: Jeff Schwartz, Arn Tellem, Henry Thomas, Bill Duffy, Alonzo Shavers.
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Darren Heitner

The inclusion of Shavers on that list caught a lot of intrigue.  Schwartz, Tellem, Thomas and Duffy are well known in the world of basketball representation and have developed practices that represent a plethora of highly talented players.  But only Shavers knew Burke since birth.

Alonzo Shavers (in running to rep Trey Burke) is said to be a newly certified NBPA agent. Has known Trey since birth http://t.co/d6x3w6hWXq
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Darren Heitner

Shavers, the Founder and President of Infinite Sports Concepts has been an NFLPA Contract Advisor for roughly twelve years.  He is best known for his work with NFL player Asante Samuel (if you did not know that Shavers was Samuel’s agent, the title of Infinite Sports’ website gives it away).  According to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, Shavers has teamed up with Trey Burke’s father, Benji Burke, to open up a basketball division at Infinite Sports Concepts.  Benji will represent Trey.

Benji Burke tells us he will open up a basketball division of his family's agency, Infinite Sports, which currently specializes in football.
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Jonathan Givony