Elevation is a boutique basketball sports agency, formed from a combination of global basketball people who through their experience and unique insight offers its clients a service that is second to none.
ELEVATION BASKETBALL AGENCY ADVANTAGES:
Experience from all aspects of basketball
Long understanding and experience in sports business
Unique and lateral negotiating skills
Global relationships with team and league executives
Boutique firm built on experience, honesty, drive and passion
EBA understands that each athlete has a unique process and pathway that must be guided and created to succeed in their future. The EBA range of services, lateral basketball experience, and business acumen offer our clients a unique strategic footprint to follow in order to excel in their career.
EBA PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS:
Global Transition Assistance
Expert League Advice
Agents Situated Globally
Career Pathway Strategy
Wealth Creation, Tax and Budgeting
Expert NBA guidance
Michael Oakes is the President at the Elevation team. Holding certifications with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and extensive study in the sports management field having completed his Ba. Sports Management and MBA, Michael is experienced and equipped to handle athletes at all levels. Michael’s responsibilities include recruiting, contract negotiation and marketing services to our athletes. Currently Michael represents players in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Born and raised in Australia, Michael graduated Monash and Deakin Universities, before embarking on a career as an agent.
Greg Javardian has worked in basketball scouting for the past six years for a professional scouting and consulting company which has several NBA clients. Greg also has a background in sports law and sports management. Greg previously worked at I AM Sports & Entertainment, a basketball agency based out of out California where he worked closely with several NBA players. Greg’s responsibilities at Elevation include recruiting, contract negotiation and marketing services to our athletes. Given his extensive scouting background, Greg knows basketball. He is perfectly situated to understand what is required of a player both within the NBA and internationally.
RUBEN LOPEZ - SPAIN
YANN BALIKOUZOU - FRANCE
MARCO RIDOLFI - ITALY
SECKIN CELIKTEL - TURKEY
MICHAEL OAKES - AUSTRALIA
DANI NOBREGA - BRAZIL
SO KAMOSHIDA - JAPAN
BINBIN WANG - CHINA
CHRISTOS GATSIS - GREECE
EGI MIKALAJUNAS - LITHUANIA, LATVIA & RUSSIA
EYVA LANG - ISRAEL
GERRIT KERSTEN-THIELE - GERMANY