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On To The Next One: Tony Dutt Scoops Up Jardine; Signs Thomas Robinson

Early last month, I reported that Syracuse University senior guard Scoop Jardine signed with NBPA certified agent Terrance Doyle of Veritas Venture Group, LLC (VVG).  Roughly a month later, Jardine has decided to leave Doyle (who has attracted some nice attention as a young agent signing NBA quality players) and sign with Tony Dutt of Dutt Sports Services, Inc. (DSSI), a basketball agency based in The Woodland, Texas.

Dutt represented three players selected in the 2011 NBA Draft – Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris, and Tyler Honeycutt – in conjunction with agency Rival Sports Group.  Thus far, Dutt has signed Jardine and future lottery pick Thomas Robinson from Kansas.   It is not surprising that the ultra-talented Robinson signed with Dutt; the aforementioned Morris brothers (from Kansas) decided to go with Dutt only a year prior.

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.