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Agent Selection Scenarios: Brigham Young Basketball

The world has been overcome with Jimmer Fredette fever.  At least for a couple of weeks, Justin Bieber’s fever has been cured.  For quite some time, many people believed that a full-squad, healthy BYU team had a chance to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, and even possibly make it to the Final Four and beyond.  But then Brandon Davies got kicked off of the team, and BYU has seemed to struggle ever since.  Will the fighting Jimmers be able to put it together to make a push in the Tourny?  There are only a few recent BYU alum who have made it in the professional ranks, along with their agents.

  • Rafael Araujo – James McDowell. Currently with Clube de Regatas do Flamengo.
  • Shawn Bradley – David Falk (FAME)
  • Travis Hansen – Rade Filipovich (BDA Sports). Currently playing for BC Khimki in Russia.

Throw Danny Ainge in there, but I am not sure who represented him in his playing days.  Obviously, this is a short list.  And it will likely have only one name added to that list after the 2011 NBA Draft – Jimmer Fredette.  I have been hearing that BDA Sports is pushing hard for Fredette, and may use its connection to the school through Travis Hansen to help secure the absolutely outstanding point guard.

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.

3 replies on “Agent Selection Scenarios: Brigham Young Basketball”

Word I’ve been hearing is that Fredette has signed with agents Jeff Austin and Chris Emens of Octagon.

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