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Agent Selection Scenarios: Arizona Basketball

At 9:45 p.m. EST, the Arizona Wildcats will take one the #1 seeded Duke Blue Devils (who I happen to have winning the entire NCAA Tournament).  The Wildcats are no push over, though.  In fact, the team has one of the best players in the nation with Sophomore Derrick Williams.  The kid can flat out play.  Here are some other former Wildcats who got work done on the court at Arizona and later on as professionals.

  • Hassan Adams – David Lee (David Lee Services). Currently playing for Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association.
  • Gilbert Arenas – No agent
  • Jerryd Bayless – Jeff Schwartz (Excel Sports Management)
  • Mike Bibby – David Falk (FAME)
  • Chase Budinger – Kevin Bradbury (BDA Sports)
  • Channing Frye – Rob Pelinka (Landmark Sports Agency)
  • Jordan Hill – Kevin Bradbury (BDA Sports)
  • Andre Iguodala – Rob Pelinka (Landmark Sports Agency)
  • Richard Jefferson – Todd Eley (Stratosphere Sports)
  • Jason Terry – Dan Fegan (Lagardere Unlimited)
  • Luke Walton – James Tanner (Williams & Connolly)
  • Marcus Williams – Aaron Goodwin (Goodwin Sports Management). Not quite sure what happened to him.

BDA Sports and Landmark Sports Agency both seem to be in the lead with two players each, but no one firm has dominated Arizona basketball over the years.  Other big names seen at many other schools include Williams & Connolly, Lagardere Unlimited, and Excel Sports Management.  Thus, it seems like anybody has a shot at Derrick Williams, who has to be leaving after this year.  As stated last week, BDA Sports, Landmark Sports Agency, and Wasserman Media Group (which is not listed above) are all pushing for the right to rep Williams.  Time will tell who the victor will be.


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.

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