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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May
14

Georgetown’s Otto Porter Decides On David Falk For Representation

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David Falk and Georgetown.  The two go hand-in-hand.  That is why it should not be a surprise that the long-time successful basketball agent has become the agent of record for former Georgetown forward Otto Porter.  Porter was a consensus first team All-American and earned Big Easy Player of the Year in 2013. Among his current…
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May
13

Michigan’s Trey Burke Taps His Father As Basketball Agent

Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (left) during a press conference the day before the championship game of the 2013 Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Over a month ago, I had heard that Michigan guard Trey Burke would be leaving school early and entering the NBA Draft.  That happened.  But I had also been told that Burke narrowed his potential NBA representation down to 5 names: Jeff Schwartz, Arn Tellem, Henry Thomas, Bill Duffy and Alonzo Shavers. The inclusion of Shavers…
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May
02

Tim Hardaway Jr. Chooses Mark Bartelstein As Agent

Michigan Wolverines guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) celebrates as he cuts the net after their victory over the Florida Gators 79-59 in the South regional final of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

At one point-in-time it seemed as though Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. would be signing with Henry Thomas of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  After all, Hardaway Jr.’s father was represented by the agent throughout his successful career in the NBA.  Hardaway Jr. declared for the NBA Draft, as predicted, but he ended up going a…
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