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Basketball Agent Omar Wilkes Joins Fanatics

Omar Wilkes, who formerly served as a sports agent with Octagon and Klutch Sports, has been hired by Fanatics Inc. to run its athlete relations department at Fanatics Collectibles, which is focused on the trading card and collectibles business. Wilkes had represented many stars at Klutch including Trae Young and Anthony Edwards. Fanatics Collectibles CEO […]

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2021 NBA Draft Recap

By: Jacoby Vault and Samantha Greenberg The NBA welcomed its newest rookies last night as 60 players were drafted in the two rounds of the NBA Draft. The NBA Draft took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Excel Sports Management represented the first pick of the NBA Draft with Cade Cunningham from […]

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Octagon Signs US Soccer and Gotham FC Star Brianna Pinto

Octagon has signed US Soccer and Gotham FC star, Brianna Pinto. She will be represented by Eddie Pope and Mike Senkowski, Co-Directors of Octagon’s North American Soccer division. Octagon will also be representing Trinity Rodman who was the number 2 selection in the 2021 NWSL Draft. Pinto was the third-overall selection in the 2021 NWSL […]

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Octagon Basketball Signs Moses Wright

Octagon Basketball has signed senior Moses Wright from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to their client roster. Wright will be joining McKinley Wright, Josh Giddey, Jordan Schakel, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl as they each prepare for the 2021 NBA Draft on July 29th. The 6’9″, 233-pound Forward is from Raleigh, North Carolina and attended William G. […]

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McKinley Wright IV Signs With Octagon Basketball

Octagon Basketball has signed senior McKinley Wright IV from Colorado to join their basketball roster. The 6’0″, 196-pound guard is from North Robbinsdale, Minnesota, and attended high school at Champlin Park. During the 2020-2021 season, he was awarded the following: All Pac-12 1st Team, Pac-12 All-Tournament Team, USBWA All-District VIII Team, NABC NCAA D1 All-District […]

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Octagon Basketball Adds Agent Daniel Moldovan

Prominent basketball agent, Daniel Moldovan, joins Octagon Baseketball as Vice President and Player Agent. Moldovan will bring with him his list of clients formerly represented by his Australian basketball agency Lighthouse Sports Management. The high-profile client list includes Toronto Raptors Center Aron Baynes and NBA veterans Jonah Bolden and Isaac Humphries. Also included on the […]

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Octagon Names New Co-Managing Director of Basketball

In 2015, I attended the “Sports Agent School” conference in Chicago, Illinois, which was a behind-the-scenes look at the NBA sports agent industry. The conference, hosted by ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla, featured a handful of former and current NBA agents and executives as panelists. One of them was Giannis Antetokounmpo’s agent. What stuck with me, among […]

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Octagon and Wasserman Victorious At Sports Business Awards Show

Octagon and Wasserman found themselves atop the sports business industry on Wednesday, as each of them took home honors at the Sports Business Journal’s 13th annual Sports Business Awards show, which was held virtually due to COVID-19.  Octagon won the award for Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services. It is the fourth time […]

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Octagon Signs Top NBA Prospect Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards, one of the top NBA Draft prospects, has signed to an exclusive marketing and management agreement with Octagon. Octagon Basketball’s Omar Wilkes will be his representation. Edwards, the No. 1 prospect coming out of high school, was a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-Star. The Georgia native became a freshman sensation for […]

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Octagon Names John Shea Global President, Marketing and Events

John Shea has been named Global President, Marketing and Events, Octagon Worldwide. Octagon released a statement last week announcing the promotion of Shea. In his new role, Shea will oversee all U.S. and international marketing specialty groups for the agency, which include Brand Marketing, Property Consulting, Experiential Activation, Creative, Content, Production and Digital Marketing for […]