Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has unfortunately lost his dynamic backcourt of Gary Harris and Keith Appling, according to Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog.
Heitner tweeted last week that Harris will likely sign with Aaron Mintz of Creative Artists Agency. Harris is slated to go to the Orlando Magic at No. 15 in DraftExpress.com’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft. This past season, the Fishers, Ind. native averaged 16.7 PPG along with 4.0 RPG and 2.7 APG. Forbes.com ranked CAA’s basketball division as the No. 3 most valuable NBA agency in 2013, with $680-plus million in contracts under management.
Harris’ counterpart, Appling, just signed with sports agents, Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier, as well. Appling logged 30-plus minutes a game in his final three years in East Lansing, Mich. The 6-foot-1 point guard averaged 10.6 assists for his career.
Finally, University of Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick recently signed with Chicago-based Priority Sports. The sports agency represents the likes of David Lee (Golden State), Steve Novak (Toronto), and Gordon Hayward (Utah). In 2014, Kilpatrick became the second all-time leading scorer in Bearcats history behind the legendary, Oscar Robertson. Kilpatrick was also named First Team All-AAC.