Sports Agent Blog’s NBA Draft ’17 Recap

2017 NBA Draft Recap: Excel Sports Is Number 1 For The Second Straight Year

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Top 5 Agencies of the 2017 NBA Draft

  1. Excel Sports Management
  2. Priority Sports
  3. CAA
  4. Wasserman
  5. ASM Sports

Honorable Mention: Octagon

Top 5 Agents of the 2017 NBA Draft

  1. Andy Miller – ASM Sports (4 clients drafted including one first-round pick at #16)
  2. Jeffrey Wechsler – 24/7 Sports Management (2 clients drafted at picks #3 and #6)
  3. Jeff Schwartz – Excel Sports Management (2 clients drafted at picks #11 and #22)
  4. B.J. Armstrong – Wasserman (2 clients drafted at picks #4 and #43)
  5. Happy Walters – Catalyst Sports (2 clients drafted at picks #5 and #42)

Honorable Mention: Aaron Mintz – CAA (2 clients drafted at picks #12 and #38)

Highlights

  • Excel Sports Management had 6 clients drafted including four first-round selections and three top-twenty picks
  • Priority Sports had 6 clients drafted including three first-rounders and one top-ten pick
  • CAA had 5 clients drafted with four first-rounders all going in the top-twenty picks including one top-ten pick
  • Wasserman had 5 clients drafted including two first-round picks with one going in the top-five and both in the top-twenty
  • ASM Sports had 5 clients selected including one first-round pick
  • Octagon had 3 clients drafted including two first-round picks
  • BeoBasket had 3 clients selected
  • 24/7 Sports Management had 2 clients drafted including a top-five and a top-ten pick
  • Tandem Sports + Entertainment had 2 clients with both going in the first-round
  • Catalyst Sports had 2 clients drafted including one top-five selection
  • Roc Nation Sports had 2 clients drafted including one first-round pick
  • Young Money APAA Sports had 2 clients drafted
  • Goodwin Sports Management had 2 clients selected

By: Sports Agent Blog | Writer: Cameron Chung – June 24, 20170

 

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2017 NBA DRAFT: NBA Inside Stuff – Jayson Tatum Interview/Trains w/ Grant Hill (#DUKE)

2017 NBA DRAFT  |  NBA TV  |  NBA Inside Stuff

Duke great Grant Hill spends a day with Jayson Tatum (former Duke standout freshman) as he prepares for the 2017 NBA Draft.  Drafted 3rd to the Boston Celtics, he was a Top-5 projected NBA prospect, an agile SF who scores with ease. He can get a bucket at all 3 levels, and he proudly considers himself “high character.”

Best of luck young man!

Jayson Tatum Interview/Trains w/ Grant Hill (#DUKE)

NBA TV Inside Stuff

Ohio State PG D’Angelo Russell Picks CAA’s Austin Brown And Aaron Mitz

Jonathan Givony of Draft Express announced via Twitter that Ohio State standout freshman D’Angelo Russell has signed a representation agreement with CAA’s Austin Brown and Aaron Mitz.

According to Chad Ford’s Big Board, the Louisville, Kentucky native is a projected top three pick in the upcoming 2015 NBA Draft behind Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. The recent activity on Russell’s Instagram account indicates that he seems to like the idea of being drafted either second or third in the upcoming draft; liking pictures of himself in both Lakers and 76ers jerseys . The 6’5″, 180 lb, 19 year old averaged 19.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, and 5.0 APG in his one year with the Buckeyes while leading Ohio State to a 24-11 record and NCAA Tournament appearance.

It was clear during Russell’s short stint in Columbus that he was leader on and off of the court. He is highly regarded by his coaches and teammates as a tireless worker, and as just a freshman, Russell was the Buckeyes go to player. It was clear early on that Thad Matta had put the team in the young freshman’s hands. Russell is highly touted for his superb court vision drawing comparisons to the all-time great passers. Russell has clear superstar potential in the NBA, it is only fitting that he has signed with one of the premier player agencies, joining players such as Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, and Paul George who are also represented by CAA’s Basketball Division.

By Steven Swick | Sports Agent Blog

http://sportsagentblog.com/2015/05/21/ohio-state-pg-dangelo-russell-picks-caas-austin-brown-and-aaron-mitz/

2015 NFL Draft Players/Agents & Analysis

Highlights

  • SportStars had 20 clients drafted, the most of any agency. Three of those 20 were 1st rounders
  • Relativity Sports had arguably the best draft of any agency. They had 17 clients selected with 6 going in the 1st round, including 3 of the first 7 and 5 of the top 20.
  • Lagardere Unlimited had 11 players drafted, with 3 going in the 1st round
  • Athletes First had 10 players drafted overall and 4 1st round picks
  • Rep 1 Sports had 7 clients selected, including #2 overall pick Marcus Mariota
  • Element Sports Group had 7 clients selected
  • Impact Sports had 6 clients selected
  • BC Sports had 6 clients selected
  • Rosenhaus Sports had 6 clients selected
  • Select Sports Group had 6 clients get drafted
  • Priority Sports had 6 players get drafted
  • JL Sports had 6 clients selected
  • CAA Sports had 5 clients drafted
  • Eastern Athletic Services had 5 clients drafted
  • Elite Athletes had 5 clients selected
  • PlayersRep had 5 clients drafted
  • Kelley Drye had 4 players drafted
  • National Sports Agency had 4 clients selected
  • Octagon had 4 players selected
  • Authentic Athletix had 3 players drafted
  • Enter-Sports had 3 clients drafted
  • Exclusive Sports Group had 3 clients selected
  • Five-Star Athlete Management had 3 players drafted, 2 of which were 1st rounders
  • NC Sports had 3 clients drafted
  • Perennial Sports had 3 players drafted
  • Pro Football Syndicate had 3 players selected
  • Reign Sports had 3 clients drafted
  • Jameis Winston, the #1 overall pick, is the only NFL client for The Legacy Agency

Sports Agent Blog’s 2015 NFL Draft Database

Entire Database of Draft Picks/Agents can be found here:
http://sportsagentblog.com/2015/05/10/2015-nfl-draft-playersagents-and-analysis/

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BDA Sports Strikes Again For 2015 NBA Draft, Signs Frank Kaminsky

The John R. Wooden Award winner and consensus first-team All-American power forward Frank Kaminsky will sign with agent Kevin Frank Kaminsky has signed with BDA Sports' Kevin Bradbury (Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)Bradbury of BDA Sports Managementsources tell Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski and SB Nation. Frank Kaminsky is a 7’0” power forward/center who spent all four years of his collegiate career playing at the University of Wisconsin, leading the Badgers to back-to-back Final Four appearances and the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament National Championship.

Kaminsky truly shined at Wisconsin in his senior year, earning him several player of the year awards and accolades in addition to the Wooden Award and first-team All-American. In 2015, Kaminsky received the Naismith College Player of the Year, Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year, National Association of Basketball Coaches Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy through the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year. Kaminsky was also named Big Ten Player of the Year in 2015, first-team All-Big Ten in 2014 and 2015, and Big Ten Tournament MVP in 2015.

Kaminsky took a huge leap from his first two seasons at Wisconsin to his junior and senior years. In his senior year, Kaminsky averaged 18.8 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game, and 1.5 blocks per game, leading Wisconsin in all four categories. Considered an anomaly by staying all four years in college, Kaminsky made the most of his time, managing to increase his points, rebounds, field goal percentage, three point percentage, free throw percentage, assists, and steals every year. Kaminsky is considered a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft this summer and currently ranked as Chad Ford’s 13th best available prospect, according to ESPN NBA Draft and Chad Ford’s Big Board.

Kevin Bradbury is a Certified NBPA Agent who currently has 6 NBA players, according to HoopsHype. Bradbury’s current clients include Jordan Hill, Amir Johnson, and Patrick Beverley. BDA Sports Management also signed Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kansas’ Kelly Oubre Jr. just last week. Neither BDA Sports nor Kaminsky made any statement on their Twitter pages.

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