04s Doing It Big in ’07

Reader Jordan McNulty recently asked for some insight about the O4s (Al Horford, Joakim Noah, Taurean Green, and Cory Brewer). The four juniors have led the University of Florida along with Lee Humphrey (give the man some love!) to their first NCAA Basketball Championship, and look to be on their way to a second consecutive championship this year.

McNulty was interested in draft prospects, interaction with agents, etc. As far as draft prospects are concerned, a simple Google search will reveal that all of them should fair very well in this coming NBA draft, with Al Horford and Joakim Noah projected as high first-round picks. There is no readily available information of action with agents. It would be an NCAA violation for any agent to sign one of them, and most of the players (besides Brewer) come from pretty affluent families (they would not have any good reason to accept illegal gifts from an agent).

The one piece that I found from, is something that anyone interested in learning more about the 04s should read. Andy Katz had a rare opportunity to enter the players’ dorm rooms and wrote a great story after getting deep into their lives [Katz: Gators’ dorm walls are a view into their personas]. It is a great piece that I learned a lot from, and I am a student at the University of Florida.

-Darren Heitner

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

One reply on “04s Doing It Big in ’07”

Joakim Noah will probably sign with his fathers agent. That’s what most agents believe, the real catch of next years draft for agents will be Durant. As it’s widely believed Mike Conley Sr. (the ex-olympian) will represent Greg Oden.

Any idea who Yannick Noah’s agent is?

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