ABOUT

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

  • Offices on 2 continents and agents in 11 countries including all leading basketball leagues

 

SERVICES

Elevation understands that each athlete has a unique process and pathway that must be guided and created to succeed in their future. The Elevation range of services, lateral basketball experience, and business acumen offer our clients a unique strategic footprint to follow in order to flourish in their career.

ELEVATION PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS

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Gaining Global Exposure

Contract Negotiation

Expert NBA Preparation

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Global Transition Assistance

Financial Planning & Taxation

 
 

MARKETING

Athlete Marketing IS HERE – College and Beyond​​

Under the NCAA’s new NIL rules, Elevation Basketball will use its extensive experience to help college athletes capitalise on their name, image and likeness while they continue to benefit from their respective college programs.

With years of experience in building successful athlete brands in the USA and abroad, the Elevation Basketball team will develop strategic marketing plans around each clients individual interests and goals. We want our athletes to both tell their stories and capitalise on their individual brands with like-minded industry leading brands.

By strategically aligning our clients with brands through a mix of traditional and digital endorsement deals, we are able to create lasting athlete-brand partnerships.

Each of our clients has a story that will drive their personal brands. We are committed to helping our clients build these platforms throughout their collegiate careers and into their professional careers.

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Brand Development

Marketing and Endorsement Opportunities

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Social Media Strategy

Content Development

Public Relations

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Speaking Engagements

Memorabilia and Trading Card Deals

 

STAFF

MICHAEL OAKES

President 

Michael Oakes is the President of basketball at the Elevation team. Holding certification with International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and a degree in Sports Management from Deakin University (Australia). Michael has over 10 years experience in international basketball and as a result is equipped to handle athletes at all levels regardless of the situation that may present.

GREG JAVARDIAN

Vice President

Greg has a background in sports law and sports management. He also has over a decade’s worth of experience working in the basketball industry, including with a prominent NBA agency and scouting service. Greg's responsibilities at Elevation include basketball recruiting, player management, contract negotiation, and marketing services to our global clientele. Greg is NBPA accredited and his experience has him perfectly situated to understand what is required of a player both within the NBA and internationally.

DECLAN SOUKUP

Player Representative

Declan is a former collegiate and professional athlete, having played in Europe after a 5 year NCAA career. Prior to his collegiate career, Declan was a Development Player for the Gold Coast Blaze (NBL) and a member of the U19 Australian National Team in 2012. Declan has first hand exposure to talent pathways both domestically and abroad, and a thorough understanding of the basketball landscape globally. With qualifications in both Business Management (Assumption University) and Law (Monash University), Declan now looks to create and maintain meaningful, lasting relationships with athletes in an effort to help maximise their opportunities on and off the floor.

AGENTS

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

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MEDIA

 

CONTACT

Head Office

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Michael Oakes

Phone: +61 474 117 791
Email: moakes@elevationba.com

Declan Soukup

Phone: +61 424 448 66

Email: dec@elevationba.com

PHILADELPHIA, USA

Greg Javardian

Phone: +1 267 549 5262
Email: gjavardian@elevationba.com

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