May
15

Florida Gators Duo Patric Young And Scottie Wilbekin Sign With NBA Agents

Florida Gators center Patric Young (4) goes up for a shot against Connecticut Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels (2) in the second half during the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gators center Patric Young (4) goes up for a shot against Connecticut Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels (2) in the semifinals of the Final Four. Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Patric Young has signed with Jim Tanner of Tandem Sports and Entertainment. The firm is a full-service sports and entertainment agency with expertise in athlete management, talent representation, marketing, communications and publicity services. Tandem represents major NBA players, including Ray Allen, Tim Duncan and Thaddeus Young. Further, Jim Tanner is a 16-year veteran and has been selected twice as one of Sports Illustrated’s “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports.”

During Young’s 4 years at the University of Florida he was best known for his passion, grit and strong work ethic. He averaged 11 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior. In the NBA, Young will be an undersized (6’9” 240lbs) Power Forward or Center, but his wide frame and high-motor may allow him to outwork competitors for rebounds and make an impact on the defense end as he did at Florida.

Young’s senior counterpart at Florida, Scottie Wilbekin has signed with Matt Ramker and Andy Miller of ASM Sports. Wilbekin will be Ramker’s first client. ASM Sports currently represents Kevin Garnett, Jeff Teague and Jamal Crawford to name a few.

In Wilbekin’s senior season, he improved his NBA stock with his strong play during the second half of the season and throughout the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 13.1 points per game, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Wilbekin is an elite talent on the defensive end of the court.

Patric Young ranks 47th and Scottie Wilbekin ranks 99th overall in this year’s NBA Draft by CBS Sports College Basketball Insider, Gary Parrish.