Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Puma has signed NBA Draft prospects from four top agencies
By ADAM ZAGORIA
With the addition of Michael Porter Jr. to its stable, Puma has now signed NBA Draft prospects from four powerhouse agencies.
Porter (Priority Sports), Deandre Ayton (BDA Sports), Marvin Bagley III (Excel) and Zhaire Smith (Roc Nation) represent four of the top agencies in basketball. Puma also on Wednesday announced the signing of current NBA player Rudy Gay (Roc Nation).
“Smart strategy,” one industry source said. “You enter a new market and butter all the bread. Those four agencies combined make up a ton of the league.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
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