Dynasty Athlete Representation

1/16/09 News & Notes


NCCU (Henry Dickerson) (1-18) vs. Texas-Pan American

Jamar Briscoe scored 21 points and North Carolina Central won its first game of the season, defeating Texas-Pan American 77-71 on Wednesday night. N.C. Central led by as many as 21 points, 69-48, on a Joshua Worthy layup with 5:31 left. Vincent Davis added 20 points for N.C. Central and Bryan Ayala chipped in 12. Texas-Pan American shot 61.4 percent form the field (27 of 44), but committed 20 turnovers which led to 21 Eagles’ points. N.C. Central hit 7 of 11 from 3-point range, including a perfect 3 of 3 by Davis.

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Clay Moser) (7-14) vs. Colorado

The Vipers lost to the 14ers 129-110 on Wednesday night. The Vipers were led by Alpha Bangura who had a solid night with 26 points on 10 for 19 from the field. He also had 8 rebounds.


Tennessee Tech (Steve Payne) (8-8) vs. UT Martin

Tennessee-Martin got a 83-72 win over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night. After the teams played to a 34-34 tie at halftime, Tennessee-Martin shot 52.2 percent (20 of 35), while Tennessee Tech shot 34.4 percent (11 of 32) for the rest of the game. Tennessee Tech (8-8, 2-4) had four players in double figures as D.J. Lindsay scored 15 points, Will Barnes added 14, Daniel Northern put in 11 and grabbed 10 rebounds and Zach Bailey tallied 10 points. The Skyhawks scored 21 points off of 19 Golden Eagles’ turnovers. In front of a national television audience on ESPNU, Tennessee-Martin scored 50 points in the paint and had 16 fast-break points.

Louisiana-Lafayette (Robert Lee) (6-10) vs. UALR

The Ragin’ Cajuns lost to Arkansas-Little Rock by a score of 79-71 on Thursday night. The Ragin’ Cajuns were led by Chris Gradnigo who came off the bench to score 20 points and grab 6 rebounds. Randall Daigle also contributed 14 points going 4 for 9 from beyond the arc.

SE Missouri State (Rodney Hamilton) (3-15) vs. Morehead State

Morehead State got a 73-67 win over Southeast Missouri Thursday night. Kenard Moore tied his career high with 31 points and Jaycen Herring added 18 for the Redhawks (3-15, 0-7). Morehead State took the lead for good with about seven minutes remaining in the first half. An 8-0 run late in the period put the Eagles up 35-29 at halftime. The Eagles gained their largest lead, 46-34, three minutes into the second half. Southeast Missouri pulled within four points with 4:25 remaining, but a couple of late turnovers cost the Redhawks heavily.

Arkansas State (Elwyn McRoy) (12-5) vs. Louisiana-Monroe

Shawn Morgan came off the bench to score 19 points and grab 9 rebounds as Arkansas State edged Louisiana-Monroe 65-62 in Sun Belt Conference action Thursday night. ASU’s Eric McKinney achieved a double-double, scoring 17 points and snaring 15 rebounds. ASU (12-5, 4-2) and ULM (5-12-1-5) were tied at 26 points each at the break. The Red Wolves increased their shooting percentage from 33 before intermission to 56 percent after halftime to get the win.

UIC (Tracy Dildy) (9-7) vs. Valparaiso

Robo Kreps had a game-high 23 points to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 77-52 win over Valparaiso on Thursday night. Tori Boyd scored 14 points, Rob Eppinger had 13 points and Josh Mayo added 10 points for Illinois-Chicago (9-7, 2-4 Horizon), which led 35-27 at halftime. Valparaiso couldn’t keep up with the Flames, who went on a 20-5 run to close out the period. After the break, Illinois-Chicago held Valparaiso to 33 percent shooting from the field and 0-for-5 from 3-point range. The Flames also got 27 points off 18 Crusader turnovers.

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.