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Agent Selection Scenarios: Purdue Basketball

This is coming to you late, but better than never.  We continue the Agent Selection Scenarios series with Purdue.  The Boilermakers destroyed St. Peters by 22 points earlier today, with JaJuan Johnson scoring 16 points and notching 16 rebounds.  Purdue will play the winner of Georgetown and VCU, which is in progress at the time of publishing this post.  Here are some fairly recent Purdue alumni who have made it in the professional ranks.

  • Carl Landry – Andrew “Buddy” Baker (IM Sports)
  • Brian Cardinal – Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports)
  • Brad Miller – Mark Bartelstein (Priority Sports)
  • Willie Deane – Craig McKenzie (Higher Vision Sports)
  • Cuonzo Martin – Andrew “Buddy” Baker (IM Sports)
  • Glenn Robinson – David Boyd

Bartelstein and Buddy Baker seem to have a nice grasp on the Boilermaker program.  This year expect two players out of Purdue to be selected in the Draft – JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore.  As discussed earlier today, JaJuan Johnson is rumored to be a recruiting target for BDA Sports.  I imagine that Duffy et. al. is matched up against Priority Sports for the 6’10 Senior from Purdue.  E’Twaun is also a Senior, and also has an impressive stature.  Is he going to Priority?  Is Buddy Baker making a push?  May some other agency throw its name into the ring?

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.