Recruiting Sports Agents

Newly Discovered Docs Detail How A California AAU Program Tried To Sign An Exclusive With A Sports Agency

In the beginning of March, it was revealed that former sports agency runner Christian Dawkins was slapped with a six month prison sentence after it was determined that he recruited basketball players, providing money as inducements, to sign with an NBA agent. In reply to a tweet that I published concerning the above, NFL agent […]

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NCAA Clears One AAU Coach Who Had Alleged Ties To Basketball Agent Andy Miller

Earlier this year, the NCAA banned three AAU teams from playing in NCAA-certified summer basketball events based on an NCAA finding that basketball agent Andy Miller of ASM Sports “implored” AAU team administrators to recruit future draft picks for his agency.  Another AAU team found to have ties to Andy Miller was the SEBL Elite All-stars (17U and 15U), but that club […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/17/2012)

It’s easy to mistake North America with North Korea.  Earlier this week, I contributed my thoughts to Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg on a squatter’s attempt to register the trademark “Fierce Five.”  This week at, I wrote, Sports Betting Suggestion Site Supplants Traditional Point Spread With Wisdom Of The Crowd.  I have my fantasy football […]

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Basketball Agent Andy Miller’s AAU Involvement Could Attract Attention Of The NBPA

The NCAA has banned four AAU teams [New England Playaz (17U and 16U), Worldwide Renegades (17U, 16U and 15U), Florida Rams (17U and 16U) and SEBL Elite All-stars] from playing in NCAA-certified summer basketball events.  The ban is a result of an NCAA finding that those teams had ties with basketball agent Andy Miller of ASM Sports.  Specifically, […]

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The Curious Case of Renardo Sidney

On paper, Renardo Sidney looks like a star…The next big thing.  ESPNU has the McDonald’s All-American power forward from Fairfax High School ranked as the #7 player in the country.  A 2007 Sports Illustrated article even predicted Sidney to be the first pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.  In the last few weeks, this high […]

Colleges Sports Agents

The Wall/Clifton Connect

Recently, I pondered whether it is ethical for a university to hire an AAU coach when that coach is known for advising one of the top upcoming players in the country.  It was based on Baylor University announcing the hiring of Dwon Clifton, the former head coach of D-One Sports (AAU powerhouse).  He has had […]

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Making An AAU Coach Part Of The Team

Sitting in the fans section and also in the NCAA coach area recently at AAU Nationals in Orlando, I could not help but think how instrumental the AAU coaches must be in shaping their players’ futures.  What if an NCAA coach could call Athletes First’s coach his best friend?  More importantly to our conversation on […]