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Jimmer Fredette Is An Octagon Client

The battle for the right to represent Jimmer Fredette has come to an abrupt end.  Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports broke the news yesterday when he reported that Fredette has signed with Jeff Austin and Chris Emens of Octagon.  The men at Octagon will aim to continue Jimmer fever that has swept across the country in the past year.

I know that BDA Sports pushed hard to recruit Fredette and heard Bob Myers, formerly of Wasserman Media Group and currently the Assistant General Manager of the Golden State Warriors, talk about how difficult the recruitment of Fredette had become.  In the end, Octagon prevailed.  It will be interesting to see whether Fredette also allows Octagon to handle his marketing endeavors or if he separately hires a company for all off-court matters.

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.