2022 NBA Draft Player-Agent Pairings

Excel Sports Management had 5 of its clients selected in the top 20 of the 2022 NBA Draft. The company represents 10 of the 58 selections (17% of the NBA Draft) during the entire night of June 23, 2022. 3 of its clients were lottery picks and it had 7 clients off the board before the end of the first round.

LIFT Sports Management, created by 2-time NBA Champion Mike Miller, represents the first overall pick Paolo Banchero and had another one of its clients, Wendell Moore, Jr., selected in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft. Banchero was chosen by the same team (the Orlando Magic) that grabbed Miller in the draft (5th overall) many years ago.

The following list of player-agent pairings are for those players selected in the 2022 NBA Draft.

  • LIFT Sports Management
    • Paolo Banchero – Mike Miller
    • Wendell Moore, Jr. – Mike Miller, Josh Hairston
    • JD Davison – Mike Miller
  • Excel Sports Management
    • Johnny Davis – Mike Lindeman, Anthony Coleman
    • Ousmane Dieng – Michael Tellem
    • Mark Williams – Jeff Schwartz, Jordan Gertler
    • Tari Eason – Jeff Schwartz, Anthony Coleman
    • Dalen Terry – Anthony Coleman
    • Nikola Jovic – Jared Mucha, Misko Raznatovic
    • Peyton Watson – Jeff Schwartz
    • Gabriele Procida – Sam Goldfeder, Matteo Comellini
    • Matteo Spagnolo – Matteo Comellini
    • Karlo Matkovic – Misko Raznatovic
  • WME Sports (collaborations with BDA Sports and Innovate Sports)
    • Chet Holmgren – Bill Duffy
    • Jalen Williams – Bill Duffy, Justin Haynes
    • Bennedict Mathurin – Nima Namakian (Innovate)
    • Christian Braun – Bill Duffy, Diego Arguelles
    • E.J. Liddell – Bill Duffy, Justin Haynes
    • Kendall Brown – Bill Duffy, Justin Haynes
    • Jabari Walker – Bill Duffy, Justin Haynes, Isiah Turner
  • CAA Basketball
    • Jaden Ivey – Austin Brown, Max Saidman
    • Adrian Griffin, Jr. – Austin Brown, Max Saidman, Steven Heumann
    • Walker Kessler – Aaron Mintz, Dave Spahn
    • Blake Wesley – Aaron Mintz, Dave Spahn
    • Yannick Nzosa – Austin Brown, Steven Heumann
  • Klutch Sports
    • MarJon Beauchamp – Rich Paul
    • Christian Koloko – Calvin Andrews
    • Jaden Hardy – Rich Paul
    • Scotty Pippen Jr. – Rich Paul, Erika Ruiz
  • Octagon Basketball
    • Dyson Daniels – Alex Saratsis, Daniel Moldovan
    • Ochai Agbaji – Alex Saratsis
    • David Roddy – Chris Emens, Josh Beauregard-Bell
    • Luke Travers – Alex Saratsis, Daniel Moldovan
  • Verus Basketball
    • Moussa Diabate – Aaron Turner
    • Jaylin Williams – Aaron Turner
    • Josh Minott – Aaron Turner
  • Wasserman
    • Khalifa Diop – Jason Ranne
    • Jalen Duren – Chafie Fields
    • Isaiah Mobley – Thad Foucher, Joe Smith
  • Comsport
    • Hugo Besson – Bouna Ndiaye
    • Ismael Kamagate – Bouna Ndiaye
  • Priority Sports & Entertainment
    • Keegan Murray – Mark Bartelstein, Kyle McAlarney
    • Patrick Baldwin, Jr. – Mark Bartelstein, Kieran Piller, Andy Shiffman
  • Rep 1 Sports
    • Max Christie – Kevin Bradbury, Lacy LaFour
    • TyTy Washington, Jr. – Kevin Bradbury
  • Imperative Sports Consultants
    • Trevor Keels – Mike Kneisley
    • Vincent Williams, Jr. – Mike Kneisley, Odell Witherspoon III
  • Roc Nation Sports
    • Bryce McGowens – Drew Gross
  • YouFirst Sports
    • Jeremy Sochan – Jim Tanner, Deirunas Visockas
  • The Familie
    • Malaki Branham – Nate Conley
  • Pay-Lay Sports & Entertainment
    • Jabari Smith – Wallace Prather
  • Steinberg Sports
    • Ryan Rollins – Mike Silverman, Brandon Grier
  • UNLTD Sports Group
    • Tyrese Martin – Nick Blatchford
  • AMR Agency
    • Jake LaRavia – Aaron Reilly
  • Life Sports Agency
    • Andrew Nembhard – Jaafar Choufani

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.