Former five-star recruit and University of Tennessee guard, Jaden Springer, has signed with A3 Athletics. Springer, the 18-year-old Charlotte native, is expected to be a 1st round selection in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-4, 204-pound freshman led the Vols in scoring, averaging 12.5 points per game. He also led Tennessee in 3-point percentage, shooting 43.5% from beyond the arc. Springer was named to the 2021 All-Freshman Team.
A3 briefly represented basketball clients from 2009-2015, such as Michael Beasley, Robert Covington, CJ Watson, and Ramon Sessions. At the end of 2015, one of the agency’s partners, who was primarily responsible for the basketball division, made the choice to leave the industry. Thus, the A3 decided to step away from basketball representation with the intent to relaunch the division in the future. That time is now.
“We are excited to represent Jaden and be back in the basketball business again. I can’t think of a better player or person to be the face of our basketball division. Jaden and his family are the perfect fit for us. He is a great player who comes from a great family,” said Chad Speck, president of A3.
A3’s move back into basketball is not a complete surprise, considering its history with the sport and the fact that Speck, along with co-founder Isaac Conner, have negotiated record breaking contracts in their career.
“I’ve been itching to get back into basketball, and with Jaden being such a great player and person and local for us at Tennessee, this is the right time,” says Isaac Conner.
A3, a boutique sports agency with offices located in Nashville and Knoxville, TN. A3 Athletics specializes in contract negotiations, marketing, PR, and community development. The agency currently represents approximately 20 active NFL clients. Focusing primarily on football representation for the past 17 years, the agency has negotiated over one billion dollars in professional sports contracts, representing eight Super Bowl Champions, six Pro Bowl players, and 46 total NFL draft picks, including six first rounders.
The goal for A3 Basketball will be the same for A3 Football geared towards experienced representation, contract negotiations, treating clients as family, and excellent service. The agency intends to aggressively acquire more basketball talent while continuing to support and serve their NFL clientele.
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