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Friday, January 15, 2016

High School Draftees Permitted To Have Agent

High school players who are drafted will now be allowed to have an agent negotiate for them with major league clubs before enrolling in college without affecting their NCAA eligibility, following a vote Friday at the NCAA Convention.

A proposal that was sponsored by the Big 12 Conference as a part of the process the Power Five conferences have to autonomously adopt legislation easily passed by a vote of 75-2 with three abstentions. The rule goes into effect immediately for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big Ten Conference, Pacific 12 Conference and the Southeastern Conference. Other Division I conferences may adopt the rule if they so choose.

High school draftees must pay the agent’s going rate and may not receive any additional benefits. If they do not sign, they must terminate their relationship with the agent before enrolling in college.

Too late for Andrew Oliver.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 15, 2016 at 11:22 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: agents, amateurs, draft

Monday, November 30, 2015

Entertainer Marc Anthony enters MLB player rep biz

Do you want to sign my client? I need to know. I need to know. Tell me baby girl, cause I need to know.

Magnus Media, a company founded by Marc Anthony, announced on Monday the inception of Magnus Sports, a division dedicated to representing major athletes.

The company said in a news release that it will team with a baseball agency, Praver Shapiro Sports Management—and that the group’s first major client will be Reds closer Aroldis Chapman.

Praver Shapiro represents a number of Latin players, including Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler, Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias and free-agent third baseman Juan Uribe.

Chapman, who previously was represented by Relativity, will be a free agent after the 2016 season.

Anthony, an actor, musician and producer, is following a path similar to Jay-Z, who became certified by both the NBA and Major League Baseball as a player representative through his company, Roc Nation Sports.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 30, 2015 at 11:53 AM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: agents, aroldis chapman, jay z, marc antony, roc nation

 

 

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