RBA Sports

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About RBA Sports

RBA Sports is a fully-integrated Sports Marketing agency, based out of Basketball City @ Pier 36, a 150k square foot Sports & Entertainment facility located adjacent to South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan. RBA represents Athlete’s playing in the NBA, NBA G League & FIBA. RBA has carved a niche in the NBA market-place, by leveraging a strategic affiliation with Basketball City, along with a unique strategy to develop talent through the NBA G-League. This methodology enables RBA Athletes to increase their visibility within the NBA, along with their earning potential in FIBA markets. A recent SI article reported that 60% of NBA players declare bankruptcy within 3 years of retirement. RBA has an outstanding financial track record, helping athletes plan for the future, while preserving & protecting their wealth.

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RBA Services Spot-light

• Specialized Training: 
-Performance Optimization
-Skill Development
-Shooting Machines
-Strength & Conditioning
-Yoga & Massage

• Health Services Regimen:
-Personalized Meal Plan
-Sports Psychology
-Physical Therapy

• Endorsements & Branding:
-Logo Development
-Social Media
-Marketing
-Apparel Sponsorships
-Appearance Fees

• Business Services:
-Analytics & Reporting
-Public Relations
-Financial Management
-Accounting & Tax Structure
-Investment Advisory
-Real Estate Consulting

• Event Planning:
-Red Carpet
-Youth Camps
-Charity Events

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Management Team

BJ Bass, Managing Partner, NBA & FIBA Player Agent: BJ’s responsibilities include player representation and forming strategic alliances. BJ has an innate ability to identify talent that is below the NBA radar. He has helped RBA develop a vast network of Basketball executives, endorsement partners and physical trainers. Operating out of Basketball City, BJ is in a unique position to build out the RBA player business. Prior to founding RBA Sports, BJ founded his own Logistics Consulting business and his “out of the box” thinking contributed to the initial public offerings and acquisitions of several of his prior ventures. BJ has a BA Degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Keith Schlosser, Media Director: Keith’s responsibilities include promoting RBA players through traditional and social media platforms, as well as developing an integrated marketing strategy, including The RBA PodCast at Basketball City. Keith brings a wealth of media and PR experience to RBA. Prior to joining RBA, Keith was one of the driving forces behind the growth of SB Nation’s “Ridiculous Upside” blog, which is widely recognized as one of the leading publications covering the NBA G League. Keith was also a writer for “The Knicks Blog”, where he covered the team for SNY. Keith has a BA degree from SUNY Old Westbury.

Cam Brennick, NBA Player Agent: Cam’s responsibilities include recruiting Athletes and identifying strategic partners for RBA. As a life-long Basketball player, Cam understands the game and the players’ perspective. He has also developed a strategic network of Coaches. Cam has a BBA Degree in Business Management from Hofstra University and is currently pursuing a law degree at Touro.

Jared Faust, Business Analytics: Jared’s responsibilities include leveraging his background in regression and predictive analyses, in order to generate analytics that help RBA Players improve the weaker areas of their game, while enabling RBA Agents to best-present the abilities of the Players to teams. Jared is currently studying Economics and Statistics at The University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, Jared is a Vice President of the Undergraduate Sports Business Club, a member of the Wharton Baseball Analytics Club and a Teaching Assistant at the Wharton Money-ball Academy.

Michael Collins, Director, Player Development: Michael’s responsibilities include player development, strength and conditioning. In addition to leading RBA Elite Training, Michael is also the youth programs Director at Basketball City. Michael brings 10 years of coaching experience to the table, as a gold-certified coach with USA Basketball. Michael has worked as fitness coordinator and strength coach for countless teams and athletes. Michael obtained his Masters degree in coaching and conditioning from LIU-Brooklyn.

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RBA Showcase

RBA hosts an annual Sports & Technology Showcase at Basketball City, providing RBA Athletes with a unique opportunity to compete at a premiere facility in front of all 30 NBA teams, as well as top FIBA Clubs. The RBA Showcase has a proven track record, as 10 players have signed NBA Contracts and over 75 players signed to play in the NBA G League after competing at the Showcase. Last Summer, Luke Petrasek signed with the Charlotte Hornets and Daniel Dixon signed with the Boston Celtics.

Link to RBA Player Spot-light

The Showcase also highlights another key differentiation point of the Agency, which is our portfolio of strategic partners.

Link to RBA Sports Partners

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FIBA Spot-light

RBA has developed a strategic network of trusted Agent partners within each FIBA market. Our Agent partners have a proven track record promoting RBA Athletes to overseas teams. RBA has successfully negotiated over 500 FIBA contracts, placing players in top markets including:

– China
– Spain
– Italy
– Greece
– France
– Turkey
– Israel
– Argentina
– Brazil

Training @ Basketball City

Basketball City at Pier 36 is the home of RBA Elite Training. RBA Elite Training offers specialized training programs, along with access to top NBA competition, at one of the best facilities in the world. The state of the art, 125,000 square foot facility has seven full-courts, spacious locker rooms and on-site parking. Each session is 90 minutes and includes customized drills, in addition to a speed, agility and stamina regimen. RBA Elite Training is available to players of all levels, including professional players, college, high-school and corporate professionals. Multiple session packages and corporate discounts are available. For further details, pricing and to book your session please e-mail training@rbasports.com.

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RBA Strategic Partner Spot-light
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Sports Science Lab: Sports Science Lab is focused on optimizing performance of all athletes through measuring and quantifying the subtleties and complexities of athletic movement using state-of-the-art sports science technologies. The SSL team uses the most advanced technologies to assess all aspects of athletic performance, ranging from movement patterns of a single muscle to sport-specific movements and reaction times. Results from this analysis are then used to identify areas of imbalances or weaknesses and to develop individualized protocols to maximize athletic performance, ensure faster return to play following an injury and prevent future injuries. The technology at the Sports Science Lab is currently being used by leading hospitals, human performance labs, professional organizations such as the MLB, NFL, MLS, NBA, UFC, and the United States Olympic training center. http://nysportssciencelab.com

RBA’s Dami Sapara at SSL: https://youtu.be/DB2XDXWNYw4

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Krossover: Krossover offers full-service game film analysis, comprehensive statistics and stream-lined sharing tools that help Coaches & Execs at all levels gain greater visibility & analysis of their organizations, while providing Athletes the action-able intelligence they need to help improve overall performance. https://www.krossover.com/products/basketball

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Q4 Sports: Q4 is a rapidly-growing Sportswear & Technology company that provides professional Athletes with a platform to build their own personal brands, marketing personalized Basketball sneakers through social media channels. Q4 has already signed two NBA players Langston Galloway of The Pistons and E’Twaun Moore of the Pelicans. https://q4sports.com

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Overtime: Overtime is a sports network for the next generation of fans. They use tech, new platforms and new formats to drive 20 million minutes of watch time each month. Overtime is funded by top VC firms like Andreessen Horowitz and Greycroft Ventures, as well as industry leaders like Kevin Durant and former NBA Commissioner David Stern. https://itsovertime.com

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Muscle Milk: Muscle Milk genuine protein shakes include a blend of high-quality proteins that help Athletes fuel work-out recovery, provide sustained energy and help build strength in a Gluten-free formula. http://www.musclemilk.com/product/muscle-milk-genuine-protein-shake/

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Dr. Dish: Dr. Dish provides Athletes with cutting-edge shooting machine technology, combined with unique training management software that helps optimize work-out sessions. https://drdishbasketball.com

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HypeStars: HypeStars provides Athletes with creative Brand Management services, that help Athletes build & communicate with their fan-base, through organic social engagement & unique social media content. http://www.thehypestars.com

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Adam Kemp: “BJ helped me get off to a great start with my professional career. First, as a Rookie playing in The Baltic League and then in my second season, in NBA Summer League with The Detroit Pistons and later with BC Astana, where I played in the VTB League and Euro-cup competition. BJ has been instrumental in every career move I have made since finishing my college career and I am confident knowing my Agent is working for me every step of the way!”

Isaiah Wilkerson: “I signed with BJ before I was even playing in The NBA Development League. He saw me cheering on my team-mates from the bench and he wanted to work together. Since that time, I made The NBA Development League Elite Camp and got my start in Europe, playing for BC Nokia Club, in the top league in Finland. BJ is a straight-shooter and he always has my long-term, best interests in mind.”

Veteran NBA Scout: “I would want BJ to be the Agent for my own Son. He is a great promoter and advocate for his players and he has a great eye for below the radar talent. The way he is leveraging Basketball City and the NBA Development League is very smart, especially now that the league is expanding to 30 teams, with a true one to one affiliation with the NBA parent teams.”

Eric Perugini, Director, Marketing, Kross-over: “We have a great relationship with BJ and RBA Sports. Providing our video break-down capabilities and BBIQ App at The RBA Showcase, is a great platform for us to introduce our technology to a targeted audience within the NBA & FIBA markets.”

RBA Player Spot-light

Norvel Pelle

6’-10” | 235 | PF/C

Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
St. John’s University (2012)

    Luke Petrasek

    6’-10” | 235 | Stretch 4

    Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
    Columbia University (2017)

      Kostas Papanikolaou

      6’-8” | 240 | Hybrid Forward

      Olympiacos (Greece A1/EuroLeague)

        Eric Griffin

        6’-9” | 220 | Hybrid Forward

        Reggio Emilia (Italy Serie A)
        Campbell University (2012)

          Julien Lewis

          6’-3” | 190 | Combo Guard

          RGV Vipers (NBAGL)
          Fresno State University (2016)

            Michael Bethea

            6'6” | 210 | SG/SF

            Stockton Kings (NBAGL)
            Grambling State University (2017)

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              RBA Sports Partners

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              Basketball City @ Pier 36 (299 South St, New York, NY 10002)

              Full game footage, rosters, and stats from last year's showcase is available courtesy of Krossover

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