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Hangin' With... You First Sports CEO Juan Aísa
JUAN AÍSA is the CEO of You First Sports, a Madrid-based global athlete representation and sports marketing firm that represents 520 coaches and athletes. Aísa, a former pro basketball player who played in Spain and France during the '90s, helped found You First in '02. In addition to the services the company provides as an agency -- its clients include 35 NBA players through associate ASM sports/Andy Miller -- You First also provides m...
Kyle Weems and TJ Campbell sign at JSF Nanterre
JSF Nanterre agreed terms with American players Kyle Weems and TJ Campbell for next season. Weems played most recently at Bayreuth in German Beko BBL league and 33 games he averaged 14.8 point per game and 5.5 rebounds. The previous season Weems played at Telekom Baskets (BBL) in Germany. T.J. Campbell has played for the last two seasons at Dijon, in ProA, and he had 11.3 point per game and 1.9 rebounds per game. Campbell has played pre...
Malcolm Delaney, Reggie Redding and Levon Kendall will play the German BEKO BBL final
  After having played the semifinals, we already know the finalist in the most prestigious German league: Alba Berlin and Bayern Munich. Adding both teams, three #YouFirstClients stand out: Malcolm Delaney, Reggie Redding and Levon Kendall. Malcolm Delaney was appointed MVP of the league thanks to his spectacular average: 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Meanwhile, Redding was second in the ranking after having done ...
Serge Ibaka Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the 2013-14 season, the NBA announced earlier today. Ibaka joins Chris Paul as the only players to receive First Team All-Defensive honors in each of the last three seasons.   During the 2013-14 season, Ibaka led the NBA in total blocked shots for a fourth consecutive season, joining Dikembe Mutombo as the only players in league history to accomplish su...
16 #YouFirstClient will fight to win the Liga Endesa
After this weekend, eight teams will fight for the Liga Endesa´s title in the playoffs. Among the different teams, 14 players represented by You First Sports plus two coaches will be present in the qualifying rounds distributed like this: Real Madrid ( Tremmell Darden, in the image) vs CAI Zaragoza Valencia Basket ( Pau Ribas ) vs Cajasol Sevilla (Scott Bamforth, Kristaps Porzingis , Willy Hernangómez and Aito García Reneses - coach...
Sammy Mejia, MVP of the Turkish League
The Turkish Beko TBL has made official the appointment of the Banvit´s player, Sammy Mejia, as MVP of the 2013-14 season. The Dominican shooting guard represented by You First Sports has been the most voted player in the poll conducted by the coaches and managers within the league teams.  Mejia, who this year has played his second season in the top Turkish competition has been the mainstay for Banvit, who finished the seaso...
Jamal Crawford wins Sixth Man Award
Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford won the NBA's Sixth Man Award as the league's best player in a reserve role, the NBA announced Thursday.Crawford, who also won the award in 2009-10 while with the Atlanta Hawks, joins Kevin McHale, Ricky Pierce and Detlef Schrempf as two-time winners.Crawford, who came off the bench in 45 of the 69 games in which he appeared, led all NBA reserves in scoring, averaging 18.6 po...
2013-14 Eurocup MVP: Andrew Goudelock, Unics Kazan
Whenever Unics Kazan needed a basket this season, the team with the best record in the Eurocup turned to Andrew Goudelock. Time and time again, the shooting guard stepped up and delivered, leading Unics to the Eurocup Finals. For his many spectacular performances in taking Unics to the brink of the title, Goudelock has been chosen as the Eurocup Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season. A rookie in European basketball, Goudelock put ...
Malcolm Delaney, proclaimed MVP of the German Beko BBL 2013-14
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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka Receives April Kia Community Assist Award
Oklahoma City Thunder power forward/center Serge Ibaka received the April Kia Community Assist Award in recognition of his charitable contributions and generosity in his home country of the Republic of Congo, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities. Ibaka remains deeply committed to giving back to his h...
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