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Allegiant Athletic Agency Scores An NBA Draft Prospect In Nate Wolters

South Dakota State's Nate Wolters will be represented by A3 Athletics for the 2013 NBA Draft.
South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters will be represented by A3 Athletics for the 2013 NBA Draft.

Basketball players who have declared for the 2013 NBA Draft have until tomorrow to withdraw their names and return to their respective schools should they determine that it is not yet the right time for them to join the professional ranks.  Complying with the NCAA Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline will be enough for those aforementioned players to retain their student-athlete eligibility as long as they have not yet agreed (orally or in writing) to be represented by a basketball agent.  However, seniors have nothing to worry about.  If they know who they want to represent them, they may as well sign, as they will not be returning to school for an additional year.  Nate Wolters of South Dakota State has made his decision.

Wolters is now represented by Jared Karnes of Allegiant Athletic Agency (A3 Athletics).  In fact, A3 Athletics’ website has already been updated to reflect the new relationship between player and company. currently has Wolters as a mid-second round selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, while believes Wolters will be a late-first round pick.  Whether Wolters is a first or second round pick, if he is drafted at all, it will be a big announcement for Karnes and A3 Athletics, who have not represented a first or second round NBA Draft selection in the past two years.

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.