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Marcus and Markieff Morris Sign With Tony Dutt For Representation

On April 1, 2011, it was no joke when I posted a Tweet by Marcus Spears of Yahoo! Sports regarding a man named Jason Martin, who was being publicized as a sports agent, having a solid tie to The Morris twins of Kansas Basketball (Marcus and Markieff). The brothers are likely to be selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft.  That is even more the case, now that the twins have signed with an agent. That agent is Tony Dutt of Rival Sports Group LLC, a man that very few believed could be the person connected to Jason Martin. Yet, three days ago, prior to the news that the Morris twins had signed an agent and would officially be entering their names not the 2011 NBA Draft, I was told that the agent signed would be Dutt and that he was close with Martin.

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Through his apparent connection with Tony Dutt, we may start to get a better idea of who this mystery man Jason Martin actually is and what he does.  It is likely that Martin played a role in the Morris twins signing with Dutt.  Take a look at the Agent Selection Scenarios for Kansas Basketball.  There is a long list of recent Kansas Jayhawks basketball players who went on to have successful professional careers with the help of agents not named Tony Dutt.  In fact, his name is not listed as the agent of record for any of the players on that list.  While it is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities that a new name could appear based on his own recruiting, relationships, and merits, it obviously would help if that person had someone else in his corner, especially when recruiting a couple of first rounders.  Perhaps Jason Martin is that man.

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.

4 replies on “Marcus and Markieff Morris Sign With Tony Dutt For Representation”

Well now he has two, please people stop it!!!!!!give others a chance on the American dream, we all need a chance….

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