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.
VP International Basketball
Rob White is the VP of International basketball at the Elevation team. Rob is a
former journalist turned professional scout turned agent. Published by the NBA, FIBA
and The Guardian, among other global publications, he has an extensive background
in international junior basketball and European competitions. Rob’s responsibilities
include recruiting and player liaison within Europe. Currently Rob represents players
Based in Germany, Rob is perfectly placed to evaluate some of the world’s strongest
professional leagues and establish opportunities for athletes looking to compete in
VP Basketball to Agent to Australia
Michael Oakes is the VP of basketball at the Elevation team. Holding certifications
with both the National Basketball Player Association (NBPA) and 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. Starting and operating a successful
agency in Australia for several years in 2013 Michael made the transition to the
United States where he now lives with his wife.
Agent to Spain
Ruben is a former pro player in Spain and has been an agent for
over 8 years. Since then Ruben has represented some of the best
players in Spanish basketball including several current stars in ACB
and EuroLeague. Having played with many of the current Spanish
GM’s and Coaches, Ruben has a personal relationship with these
teams and this helps gain players contracts and also develop with
the feedback from the teams. Currently based in Barcelona, Spain,
Ruben studied Tourism whilst playing professional basketball prior
to becoming an agent.
Agent to France / Belgium
Yann is a former pro player in France and Germany, and started his agent
career in 2009. Since then, Yann has negotiated contracts for players in 17
different leagues in Europe. Yann has a great relationship with team
executives, and a great knowledge of the reality of the market. Yann also
has a masters degree in Sport's Law from Université Panthéon-La
Sorbonne in Paris.
Agent to Turkey
Seckin is a former 12 year player and 4 year coach in Turkey. Since then
Seckin has started as an agent and has placed many top players in Turkey.
Born and currently living in Ankara, Seckin has studied business
administration in Ankara University, Political Science Faculty and Master
degree in Commercial Law also in Ankara University.