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Mark Payne Hires BDA Sports For Representation

Mark Payne played his college basketball for UC Davis in the Big West Conference.  The 6’7 195lbs hybrid guard/forward has nice size at the 1 or 2 position, shoots the ball well, but is not great at creating his own shots.  He seems to be able to manage the game well at the point, but his height may prevent him from spending too much time at that position at the next level.  He seems like a Chandler Parsons type of player, without a true position, but just not as good of a basketball player as Parsons.  Thus, Payne may be headed for a start overseas or in the D-League.  He will be using the services of BDA Sports to help him make it professionally.

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It truly is unclear what the future holds.  He will probably become more of a shooting guard than a point guard, looking to take shots instead of create opportunities for his teammates.  I am sure that a lot of scouts will be looking at what he does at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which kicks off play this Wednesday.

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.