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John Wall Signs with Dan Fegan and BEST
by: Jonathan Givony - President
May 3, 2010
The biggest name in the draft has selected an NBA agent, DraftExpress learned tonight.

Kentucky freshman John Wall, the leading candidate to be selected first overall in the 2010 draft, has signed with Dan Fegan of Blue Entertainment Sports Television (BEST).



Fegan, a Yale Law School graduate and one of the most powerful agents in the NBA, made a big splash for Jonathan Blue’s agency, which acquired his practice in 2008, with this signing.

It has been heavily rumored in recent weeks that BEST will be acquired by French sporting and publishing giant Lagardere S.A., as reported by Sports Business Journal. The sale has not yet been finalized according to sources, but is surely in the works at this point.

The signing of Wall is a major coup for Fegan, BEST and, potentially, Lagardere. They’ve landed a player widely considered to immediately join an elite group of young NBA point guards. Wall’s unique combination of exceptional physical tools—size, speed and explosiveness—along with his terrific playmaking skills and superb intangibles make him a game-changing presence in today’s NBA, and an extremely marketable one at that.

Wall is not only a physical specimen with an unlimited amount of talent and upside, but he’s also an extremely unselfish and highly competitive player—making him an incredibly rare and coveted prospect for NBA teams, and beyond.

Fegan also represents another highly marketable future star point guard in Ricky Rubio, along with the likes of Anderson Varejao, Nene, Jrue Holiday, Shawn Marion, Yi Jianlian, Jason Terry and Troy Murphy.

Industry sources and other top NBA agents we’ve spoken with since the news broke about Lagardere’s acquisition of BEST expect them to immediately compete with fellow top media conglomerates Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Wasserman Media Group (WMG), companies that have slowly taken over the NBA agent landscape. This is a major step in that direction and will provide a huge amount of exposure in turn.

It has yet to be determined what will happen with Wall’s marketing rights. Marketing is considered to be a major piece to the puzzle with Wall, given the pull the projected No. 1 pick will likely have in the sneaker world and beyond.

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported a few weeks back that Wall could join LeBron James’ marketing firm, LRMR, but that deal appears to have fallen apart.

BEST is reportedly in the process of finalizing an agreement to co-represent Wall’s marketing rights along with another company, not LRMR.

Look for Dwon Clifton—part of Wall’s AAU team, D-One Sports—to leave his position as assistant coach at Baylor University as part of this signing.

See which agent every prospect in the 2010 NBA draft will be signing with right here
 


Feedback for this article may be sent to jonathan@draftexpress.com .

 

John Wall
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 196 lbs.
Birthday: 09/06/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Word of God Christian
Previous Team: Wizards , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 2010 Draft
by the Wizards
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
18.6 Pts, 4.1 Rebs, 9.3 Asts


Ricky Rubio
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthday: 10/21/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Timberwolves , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #5 in 2009 Draft
by the Timberwolves
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
9.4 Pts, 5.6 Rebs, 10.0 Asts


Anderson Varejao
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birthday: 09/28/1982
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Cavaliers , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 2, Pick #1 in 2004 Draft
by the Magic
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: F
Quick Stats:
10.5 Pts, 6.3 Rebs, 1.7 Asts


Nene
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 253 lbs.
Birthday: 09/13/1982
32 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Instituto Alvaro Guiao
Previous Team: Wizards , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #7 in 2002 Draft
by the Knicks
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
11.7 Pts, 5.0 Rebs, 2.7 Asts


Jrue Holiday
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 199 lbs.
Birthday: 06/12/1990
24 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Campbell Hall
Previous Team: Pelicans , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #17 in 2009 Draft
by the 76ers
Positions:
Current: PG/SG,
NBA: PG/SG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
15.3 Pts, 2.6 Rebs, 6.6 Asts


Shawn Marion
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birthday: 05/07/1978
36 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Clarksville
Previous Team: Cavaliers , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #9 in 1999 Draft
by the Suns
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
5.4 Pts, 3.6 Rebs, 1.1 Asts


Yi Jianlian
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 7' 0"
Weight: 246 lbs.
Birthday: 10/28/1984
30 Years Old
Teams:
High School:
Previous Team: Guangdong , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #6 in 2007 Draft
by the Bucks
Positions:
Current: PF/C,
NBA: PF/C,
Possible: PF/C
Quick Stats:
26.4 Pts, 9.9 Rebs, 0.9 Asts


Jason Terry
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birthday: 09/15/1977
37 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Franklin
Previous Team: Rockets , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #10 in 1999 Draft
by the Hawks
Positions:
Current: SG,
NBA: SG,
Possible: SG
Quick Stats:
7.4 Pts, 0.9 Rebs, 1.2 Asts


Troy Murphy
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 11"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Birthday: 05/02/1980
34 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Delbarton
Previous Team: Notre Dame , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #14 in 2001 Draft
by the Warriors
Positions:
Current: PF,
NBA: PF,
Possible: PF
Quick Stats:
4.6 Pts, 3.5 Rebs, 0.5 Asts


LeBron James
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Birthday: 12/30/1984
29 Years Old
Teams:
High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary
Previous Team: Cavaliers , PRO
Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #1 in 2003 Draft
by the Cavaliers
Positions:
Current: SF,
NBA: SF,
Possible: SF
Quick Stats:
25.9 Pts, 6.7 Rebs, 6.8 Asts


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