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Alabama Forward Tony Mitchell Signs With Todd Ramasar of BDA Sports

Not too long ago, it appeared that Alabama Junior forward Tony Mitchell was not sure whether he was going to attempt to transfer to another school and play out his upcoming Senior season or declare for the 2012 NBA Draft.  One thing was certain – after his multiple suspensions, he was not going to be staying with the Alabama Crimson Tide.  The questions were put aside when he declared for the NBA Draft and then hired Todd Ramasar of BDA Sports.

Mitchell put up good numbers in his Junior season (while he was permitted to step foot onto the court).  He averaged roughly 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game.  If the 6’6 small forward can stay focused on improving his game, he could be given a shot in the NBA.

Final note – make sure you do not confuse Alabama’s Tony Mitchell with the Tony Mitchell at North Texas.  The latest that I have heard is that the North Texas Tony Mitchell, who appears to almost certainly have a future in the NBA, will be returning to school.

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.