Former St. John’s freshman Moe Harkless will sign with agent Happy Walters within a week or so, his mentor, Nate Blue, tells SNY.tv.
“It’s a great agency,” Blue said of Rogue Sports. “They have tons of young clients and will work to get Moe in the right situation as he did with Iman [Shumpert] and others. He’s very smart and respected and will give him great advice.”
As first reported by SNY.tv in early February, Walters attended a St. John’s game and scouted Harkless then.
Walters also represents Shumpert and Amar’e Stoudemire and is soon to rep Villanova’s Dominic Cheek.
He is also close friends with the actor Adam Sandler.
Harkless, the Big East Rookie of the Year, is currently working out at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.
“He has been working hard with the trainers,” Blue said. “He’s having a lot of fun and enjoying the process.”
Harkless is projected to go No. 21 in the NBA Draft by Draft Express.com.
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