Mar
27

Priority Sports Signs Creighton’s Doug McDermott

Creighton Bluejays head coach Greg McDermott embraces forward Doug McDermott (3) after they lost to the Baylor Bears in a men's college basketball game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at AT&T Center. Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Doug McDermott (3) will be represented by basketball agent Mark Bartelstein. Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Doug McDermott bowed out of the NCAA Tournament last weekend at the hands of Baylor. The Creighton small forward is already planning for the next stage in his professional career as he signed with Chicago-based Priority Sports earlier this week, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  Sports agent Mark Bartelstein will represent him.

This past season, McDermott passed the 3,000-point mark, earning himself Big East Player of the Year honors in Creighton’s first year in the conference.  The Grand Forks, North Dakota native also was named First-Team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.  He finished his illustrious career ranked fifth all-time on the NCAA Division-I scoring list as well.

Last summer, FORBES.com named Priority Sports the No. 7 most valuable NBA agency with close to 100 contract years under management.  Priority represents the Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward, Los Angeles Lakers Nick Young, Portland Trailblazers Mo Williams, Mason and Miles Plumlee, and a number of other NBA talent.