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Agent Selection Scenarios: Texas Basketball

I thought that Texas was going to lose first round to Oakland, but only because I believed that Oakland was extremely underrated.  Oakland ended up putting up a good fight, but lost 85-81 to the Longhorns.  Fast forward to the round of 32, and Texas went down in a heart breaker to the Arizona Wildcats.  Now with their minds off of the Tournament, some of Texas’ best players have a decision to make regarding the draft.  Here are some players who went pro from Texas, who the current players may approach to ask for advice.

  • A.J. Abrams – Keith Glass. Signed with Scaligera Basket Verona in Italy.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge – Arn Tellem (Wasserman Media Group)
  • D.J. Augustin – Thad Foucher (Wasserman Media Group)
  • Kevin Durant – Aaron Goodwin (Goodwin Sports Management)
  • T.J. Ford – Arn Tellem (Wasserman Media Group)
  • Daniel Gibson – Andy Miller (ASM Sports)
  • P.J. Tucker – Andre Buck (ISM)

Wasserman Media Group certainly sticks out amongst the crowd, and I have heard that Texas star Sophomore Jordan Hamilton is leading in their direction.  He is not the only potential first rounder in the 2011 NBA Draft.  If Freshman Tristan Thompson decides to leave, he could also be a fairly early selection.  Texas is a scary team if both players come back, but it is unlikely that either stick around Austin no matter what is being said at this point in time.

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 “Agent Selection Scenarios: Texas Basketball”

I think (hope) that with fellow Canadian and blue chip recruit Myck Kabongo coming to Texas next season, Tristan Thompson will stay and try to win a national championship.

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