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Florida Gators Alex Tyus Signs With Rogue Sports For Representation

Alex Tyus is a very intriguing professional basketball prospect.  He really stepped his game up when it mattered most, racking up 19 points and 17 rebounds in the Florida Gators win against BYU in the NCAA Tournament and then 14 points and 10 rebounds in a tough loss to the Butler Bulldogs.  Those 19 points against BYU came on 8-for-9 shooting.  The 6’9 forward with a 41 inch vertical and 7 foot wing span certainly put himself on the map, and if he is able to reproduce that kind of product on the courts at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, NBA teams will be interested in seeing more.

Tyus has officially chosen who will be helping him reach the next level.  He will have Happy Walters and Rogue Sports represent him.  As someone who is not guaranteed to be a draft pick, Tyus will need Happy and his crew to promote Tyus’ strengths whenever given the chance to do so.  I have no doubt that they will do a good job in that respect.

I look forward to hopefully watching this former Florida Gator perform in the future.

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.