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Walton Sports Management Group Signs 6 Senior Basketball Players Looking To Go Pro

Yesterday, I plugged young basketball agent Terrance Doyle for the success he is having in signing marquee basketball players including Mississippi State Junior forward Arnett Moultrie.  Today, I will spend some time on another young agent – Austin Walton of Walton Sports Management Group.  Walton formerly interned for me back when I used to run Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC (which is now Dynasty Dealings, LLC – a sports and entertainment consulting company).  While I decided to exit the agency business, Walton branched off on his own and has created quite the successful venture for himself and his colleagues at Walton Sports.  The company’s biggest achievement to date was the signing of former College of Charleston and current L.A. Lakers guard, Andrew Goudelock.  However, Walton and co. have their sights set on placing a new crop of players in the professional ranks.

Walton’s list of new clients contains the following players:

  • Jarrod Jones (6’9 forward from Ball State).  Playing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.  Currently ranked as the 58th best NCAA Senior by  Named Freshman of the Year in the MAC in 2009.
  • Kent Bazemore (6’5 small forward from Old Dominion). Playing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.  Currently ranked as the 46th best NCAA Senior by  Recent arrest may not help his cause.
  • Steven Idlet (6’11 forward/center from Tulsa). Playing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.  Currently ranked as the 82nd best NCAA Senior by
  • Anthony Jones (6’10 forward from Baylor).  Currently ranked as the 65th best NCAA Senior by  He was a three year starter at Baylor, but came off the bench in his final season with the team.
  • David Loubeau (6’8 forward from Texas A&M).  Currently ranked as the 94thth best NCAA Senior by  He averaged 11 points in 27 minutes of play in his senior season.  Originally from Miami, Florida.
  • J.P. Primm (UNC Ashville).  Primm is being represented by Jared Hodges, who is listed as a player representative with Walton Sports.  Primm actually declared for the 2011 NBA Draft, but removed his name in time.

One thing is certain: Austin Walton likes to recruit players with size.  Even if none of the aforementioned players gets a chance in the NBA, Walton will stay busy trying to find the men opportunities overseas, where size (especially height) is often rewarded.

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.