It’s no secret that the University of Kentucky had more NBA talent on its basketball team than just about any other college program in the 2014-15 season. Three members of that team, Karl Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, and Dakari Johnson, have selected Leon Rose of CAA Sports as their agent.
Karl-Anthony Towns is considered by many in the basketball world to be the #1 NBA prospect for this year’s NBA Draft. Towns is a 7 foot center who was extremely effective with his back to the basket for the Wildcats. Playing only 21 minutes per game, Towns averaged an impressive 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. Karl-Anthony Towns is only 19 years old.
Devin Booker is a 6’6” guard that often provided an offensive spark coming off of Kentucky’s “bench.” The 18-year-old freshman played 21 minutes per game averaging 10 points and 2 rebounds per game. Booker is an excellent shooter as he shot 41% from behind the arc. Booker is ranked as the 12th best NBA prospect on DraftExpress.com.
Dakari Johnson, a 7 foot center from Brooklyn, NY, is a fringe 1st/2nd round prospect for this year’s NBA Draft. Johnson played 16 minutes per game for Kentucky averaging 6.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. NBADraft.net has the 19-year-old big man as the 37th best available prospect.
Leon Rose, head of CAA Sports basketball division, is one of the most successful agents in basketball in the world. Rose has represented some of the best players in the NBA such as LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul. The CAA Sports basketball division represented LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh when the trio joined forces in Miami. Leon Rose’s clientele combines for over $320 million in current and future guaranteed salary.