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A Look Behind ASM Sports’ 2015 NBA Draft Preparation

Kristaps Porzingis was ASM Sports' highest drafted player selected 4th by the Knicks in the 2015 NBA Draft
Kristaps Porzingis was ASM Sports’ highest drafted player going 4th to the Knicks in the 2015 NBA Draft

ASM Sports is one of the largest and most successful basketball agencies in the world. Founded by Andy Miller, ASM Sports represents some of the NBA’s elite talent including Kevin Garnett, Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, and Jeff Teague. This year, ASM had 8 players selected in the NBA Draft, the most of any agency.

One way ASM Sports separates themselves from other agencies is by putting together their own pre-draft combine. “It’s a great way of creating visibility for our players and showing their strengths and what they’ve improved on,” said President and Founder Andy Miller. “We had scouts and the GM from every NBA team at our combine which provides real value for our players and their draft potential,” continued Miller.

In addition to their own combine, ASM Sports has their players train at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas. “Impact has been an amazing training facility for our clients pre-draft preparation. Joe and the entire team has provided a very personalized program for each of our clients,” said Miller.

When discussing the success of his agency, Andy Miller defers the credit to the rest of the ASM Sports team. “Sometimes I tend to get a lot of the public credit for our success but we really would not be this successful without everyone doing an incredible job in their different roles. From maintaining contact with teams, to creating personalized plans for each of our clients, to marketing/pr efforts, there’s so much going in the pre-draft process that it requires a full team effort to be successful. I’m extremely thankful to have so many great people on the ASM Sports team,” said Miller.

With most of this year’s draft class having signed their contracts, ASM Sports has been focusing on getting their players acclimated to their new teams and cities. In addition to helping this year’s class set up their new lives, ASM has already begun the recruitment process for next season.

“It’s a very fluid process that really never stops. In this business, you have to constantly be moving forward. If you wait or dwell on past events and success, you will get left behind,” said Miller.