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Agent Selection Scenarios: Notre Dame Basketball

Notre Dame is a very impressive team, that has only lost to 5 teams this year, 4 of them being Big East powerhouses, and the other is the University of Kentucky.  The Fighting Irish are a sexy pick in NCAA brackets, but there is a lingering concern that they lost in the first round last year to Old Dominion.  Maybe it was just a bad match-up.  Anyway, here are some players who have “made it” from Notre Dame, along with their agents of record.

  • Chris Quinn – Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports)
  • Luke Harangody – Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports)
  • Troy Murphy – Dan Fegan (Lagardere Unlimited)
  • Matt Carroll – Dan Fegan (Lagardere Unlimited)
  • Russell Carter – Greg Haenke (Edge Sports)
  • Kyle McAlarney – Stu Lash (Lagardere Unlimited)
  • Ryan Ayers – Aaron Reilly (AMR Agency)

At first glance, Notre Dame looks like a fight between heavy hitters Dan Fegan of Lagardere and Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports.  The school is not known for churning out top NBA talent, though.  If anybody from this year’s team is selected in the draft, it will be 6’3 Ben Hansbrough, brother of Tyler Hansbrough.  Tyler is represented by Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management, so Fegan and Bartelstein may not be the front runners for Notre Dame’s best player in 2011.

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.