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Windy City Bulls C Simisola Shittu Joins Young Money APAA Sports

Former Vanderbilt Commodores player and current Windy City Bulls Center Simisola Shittu signs with Young Money APAA Sports for representation. Shittu played all 40 games in the 2019-20 season averaging 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Shittu shown impressive versatility and flashes over the season, with the most memorable being his 29 point, 18 rebound performance […]

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Indiana Fever Guard Erica Wheeler Signs As An Official Brand Ambassador With FITLIGHT

In another sponsorship move since signing with Miami-based marketing firm Distinction Agency, Wheeler has agreed to terms as an official Brand Ambassador with technology company FITLIGHT®. FITLIGHT® designs innovative exercise and training environments utilizing light sensors for customized scenarios to help players with reaction time, agility and reflexes. Being an undrafted free-agent, Wheeler has had […]

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Justin Anderson Agrees To Terms With The Brooklyn Nets

Justin Anderson, who is represented by Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports & Entertainment has agreed to terms with the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the potential restart “bubble” season. Anderson was named All-NBA G-League Third Team averaging 20.6 points, 6.6 rebounds per game. His point averages was 17th best during this season. Anderson is familiar with […]

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Soderstrom Receives Largest Bonus For A Prep School Catcher In The Bonus-Pool Era

The Oakland Athletics have signed 1st-round pick Tyler Soderstrom for $3.3 Million (slot 26 value = $2,653,400) according to Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline. Soderstrom received the largest bonus for a prep C in bonus-pool era. He is the son of former Major League Pitcher Steve Soderstrom who was the No.6 overall pick in the […]

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Trae Young Joins Long Time Agent At Klutch Sports Group

Klutch Sports announced Trae Young will be joining their client roster. In an unsurprising decision, Young’s long time agent Omar Wilkes agrees to run the basketball division at Klutch Sports. Omar Wilkes, who was formerly an agent of Octagon, represented Young since he entered the league in 2018. Wilkes also brings with him the projected […]

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Klutch Sports Signs Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards, Georgia guard and potential number 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, has signed with Klutch Sports Group. Edwards will be represented by Omar Wilkes formerly of Octagon. Wilkes has since agreed to terms with Klutch Sports to become the Head of Basketball Operations. Edwards at 6-foot-5 is projected on most draft boards […]

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Tandem Sports And Entertainment Has Announced Merger With YouFirst Sports

Tandem Sports and Entertainment has merged with YouFirst Sports, a Spanish multinational talent representation agency. Tandem has an impressive client roster of Ray Allen, Tim Duncan and Grant Hill. It also represents the potential NBA Rookie of the Year recipient Ja Morant. President of Tandem, Jim Tanner, said that “merging our efforts in basketball will […]

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Minnesota Timberwolves Hire Excel Sports Management for Jersey Patch Sponsorship

On June 22, 2020 it was announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves had hired Excel Sports Management to assist in securing the team’s next jersey patch sponsor. This is not Excel’s first run in the jersey-sponsorship space, as it has negotiated these deals in the past on behalf of other franchises. Most notably, Excel helped the […]

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Indiana Fever Guard Erica Wheeler Signs Marketing Agreement With Distinction Agency

The 2019 WNBA All-Star MVP has agreed to terms with the Miami-based marketing agency Distinction Agency. Distinction Agency is tasked with helping to develop and build Erica Wheeler’s brand. Erica Wheeler of the Indiana Fever, averaged 10.1 points per game on 42.8% field goal and 5 assists per game in the 2019 season. Becoming only […]

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Did Naomi Osaka Just Become A Sports Marketing Icon?

The short answer: yes. Over the past year, the 22-year-old tennis star collected $37 million in earnings surpassing Serena Williams to become the highest-paid female athlete of all-time.  According to Forbes, Osaka earned $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Serena, placing her 29th on Forbes’ annual 100 highest-paid athletes list. […]