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April 29, 2015 Updates

Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management has signed University of Kansas Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. Oubre averaged 9.25 points and 4.97 rebounds during this past season with the Jayhawks. Oubre earned Big 12 All-Rookie Team & All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors. Sports Agent Blog

Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: UNC forward J.P. Tokoto signed with agent Steve McCaskill of Relativity Sports. Tokoto, a junior, has entered the NBA Draft. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Consensus first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year center Jahlil Okafor will sign with power agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management a source tells Sports Agent Blog’s Darren Heitner. Jahlil Okafor is a 6’11” center who spent his freshman season playing for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, winning the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Sports Agent Blog

Behind the duo of Porzingis and Hezonja, Aleksander Vezenkov is the only other European player who seems to have real hopes to be selected in the first round of the upcoming draft. However, the 19 years old player is expected to withdraw his name and stay in Europe. At this point Vezenkov is not officially represented by any agent, as he left Nick Lotsos and despite talks with Arn Tellem, there’s no deal with his company, the Wasserman Media Group. His father Sasho Vezenkov, who is also the sports director of the Bulgarian club Lukoil, is acting as his representative. EuroHoops.net

April 28, 2015 Updates
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Former LSU power forward Jordan Mickey has signed with agents Matt Babcock and Adie von Gontard of the APAA Sports Group, Givony reports (Twitter link). Mickey, who entered the draft this year after his sophomore season, is the 49th-best prospect overall as Givony ranks them and No. 50 in Chad Ford’s ESPN.com listings. Hoops Rumors

The National Basketball Players Association plans to announce a revised set of agent regulations soon, including whether it will keep and enforce or discard a conflict-of-interest rule that prevents player agents from also representing coaches and others in management. NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts said she hopes to roll out proposed revisions to agents at the annual meetings that the union holds with contract advisers on both the West Coast and the East Coast in June. Gary Kohlman, who was appointed the union’s general counsel in October, has been examining all the regulations for months. The NBPA’s player executive committee is the body that ultimately will vote on whether to approve the changes, and that is not likely to happen until the union’s annual meeting in July. “As any new administration would do, we’ve been reviewing all of the existing policies of the organization,” Kohlman said in a statement to SportsBusiness Journal. “Our legal department is currently conducting a comprehensive review of agent regulations in collaboration with the players. We’re also collecting insights from agents.” Sports Business Daily

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April 21, 2015 Updates

Roc Nation Sports has signed Duke Forward Justise Winslow. Winslow averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists a game this season; he finished his career at Duke with 492 points and 252 rebounds, including 11 points and 9 rebounds in the Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers. He impressed during the 2015 NCAA Tournament, averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds with his best performance coming in the semifinal game against Michigan State when he racked up 19 points and nine rebounds. Sports Agent Blog

Darren Wolfson: Source says Tyus Jones is expected to sign w/ agent Rob Pelinka. He reps Kobe, Harden, etc. Tyus took pitches from many big-time agents. Twitter @DWolfsonKSTP

April 17, 2015 Updates

When asked about Hibbert's reaction to comments made by Bird and Vogel, Hibbert's agent, David Falk, replied with an e-mail to The Indianapolis Star: "We will respond at the appropriate time." Falk suggested his client would take his time to choose to opt-in for the final year of his contract. "We will decide that in late June," Falk wrote in an e-mail. If Hibbert decides to stick with the Pacers, he will get paid more than $15 million for the 2015-16 season. That number provides plenty of reasons to weather any ignominy as a backup center. However, the Pacers have been turning away from Hibbert for a while now. Indianapolis Star

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