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Future Lottery Pick Bradley Beal Joins The Priority Sports Family

Over the weekend, Houston Rockets forward and former Florida Gator Chandler Parsons sent the following Tweet:

Shoutout to my dude @RealDealBeal23 for joining the @PrioritySports family.

@RealDealBeal23 is former Florida Gator and soon-to-be NBA Draft lottery pick Bradley Beal.  Beal will join Parsons and David Lee of the Golden State Warriors as Priority Sports clients who are on NBA rosters at the start of the 2012/13 season.

Roughly a month ago, Bradley Beal decided that he was leaving the University of Florida after his freshman season in order to take his talents to the NBA as soon as possible.  At that point in time, Beal decided against rushing into a decision regarding who would be representing him leading up to the NBA Draft.  He said that he expected to sit down with two or three agents that Gators’ coach Billy Donovan recommends and interview them prior to signing with an agent.  It is not surprising that Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports would be on Donovan’s short-list based on the strong work he has done on behalf of other Gators such as Parsons and Lee.

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.