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Octagon Basketball Signs UNC Guard Kendall Marshall

Yesterday, Octagon Basketball announced that the company signed University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill point guard (and Virginia native) Kendall Marshall.  Marshall will be represented by Octagon agent Alex Saratsis. currently has Marshall as the 14th overall pick in the website’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.  Marshall is leaving UNC after his Sophomore season; as a player likely rated very high on many teams’ draft boards, there is little reason for him to stay in school.  He averaged roughly 10 assists per game in his Sophomore campaign, but many wonder whether he will be able to pick up his point production and defensive abilities at the next level.

In 2012, Mashall was named Third Team All-American, Second Team All-ACC, and won the Bob Cousy Award, which the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame annually gives to the top collegiate male basketball point guard in the United States.

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.