Director of International Basketball Operations
Director of European Basketball
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.
Nuno Pedroso is a former professional basketball player who started his career at the age of 17 and has been playing for the last 15 years in Europe. He has played in countries such as Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Nuno also has a Master's Degree in Physical Education and Sports by the Instituto Superior de Maia (Portugal) and the 1st year of Management in Sports as well. As a former player, Nuno has a deep understanding of the game and what is required to have success as a professional basketball player. Nuno speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
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