Apr
09

Group Of 2014 NBA Prospects Pick Their Sports Agents

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Sean Kilpatrick (23) addresses the media in a press conference during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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…
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Apr
08

Marcus Smart Signs With Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart talks to the media at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Only hours after declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft, Marcus Smart signed with Lee Melchionni of Wasserman Media Group. Melchionni currently represents Byron Mullens (76ers), and he is the secondary agent to Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Kris Humphries (Celtics), Kendrick Perkins (Thunder), Tiago Splitter (Spurs), and Gerald Henderson (Bobcats). Smart has had his fair share of…
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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 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…
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Feb
26

Three NCAA Stars That Can Improve Their NBA Draft Rankings This Month

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March Madness is upon us, and 2014’s college basketball stars are out to make an impact on their draft value with strong performances in their most-watched moment of the season. Here’s a look at a few names who could benefit from a strong March-April ahead of what is expected to be one of the most…
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Dec
21

How Would You Market Andrew Wiggins Of The Kansas Jayhawks?

Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) reacts against the Florida Gators during the second half at Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Florida Gators defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 67-61. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, I shared a final project submitted by students in my Sport Agency Management class that I teach at Indiana University Bloomington.  That group focused on how they would act if they were the representatives for Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle. Another finished project that I received came from a group of students who…
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Dec
18

How To Hypothetically Represent Julius Randle

Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle (30) dribbles the ball against the Boise State Broncos in the second half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Boise State 70-55. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Last night I gave my Sport Agency Management class their Final Exam for the Fall Semester.  The session marked the end of three straight years teaching the class that was developed from scratch by the excellent Sports Management department at Indiana University Bloomington and me after I served as a guest speaker at the university…
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Nov
19

Wiggins Vs. Randle Vs. Parker: Who Is The Most Marketable?

Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) celebrates after scoring during the second half of the game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 80 - 63. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. Last week, the Champions Classic featured four of the premier college basketball programs in the country, specifically the teams were Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and Michigan…
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Jun
26

NCAA Looking At PJ Hairston’s Relationship With Basketball Agent Rodney Blackstock

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Last week, The Big Lead learned that the NCAA opened an investigation into UNC-Chapel Hill guard PJ Hairston.  Specifically, an apparent relationship between Hairston and basketball agent Rodney Blackstock is under question.  The Big Lead included a GIF of Blackstock saluting Hairston at a basketball game.  Not quite sure what that proves other than the…
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Jun
24

Sports Agent Blog’s 2013 NBA Mock Draft

Kentucky Wildcats forward Nerlens Noel (3) and teammates huddle up against the Florida Gators during the first half at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Mandatory USA TODAY Sports

The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. The 2013 NBA draft has been discussed at length for an extended period of time.  However, these discussions have not been talks of optimism and…
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Jun
17

Nerlens Noel Signs With A Pair Of Agents

Kentucky Wildcats forward Nerlens Noel (3) and teammates huddle up against the Florida Gators during the first half at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. Mandatory USA TODAY Sports

On June 13 I was tweeted news that University of Kentucky center Nerlens Noel signed with basketball agent Andy Miller of ASM Sports. Quickly thereafter I confirmed the tweet and learned that Noel had made his decision only one hour prior to my receipt of the information. Probably #1 NBA draft pick Nerlens Noel signs with agent…
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