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    • 2x NBA Champion
    • All-time NBA record holder for most three-pointers made in a career; also holds record for most playoff three-pointers
    • Longest-tenured Jordan Brand endorser in professional sports
    • All-Star on the 2007-08 Celtics team that won the franchise’s first NBA title in 22 years
    • 10x NBA All-Star
    • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2003)
    • Playing the iconic role of “Jesus Shuttlesworth,” Ray co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game
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      GRANT HILLCo-Host, NBA Inside Stuff

      • Only three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award
      • First and only active NBA player to serve on the Board of Governors for the National Basketball Hall of Fame
      • 7x NBA All-Star
      • Olympic Gold Medalist (Atlanta, 1996)
      • Grant became the oldest active player in the NBA during 2012-13 season
      • First rookie in NBA history to rank first overall in voting for the All-Star Game
      • One of 6 NBA players to average 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game through his first 6 NBA seasons – the other 5 are LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson
      • One of only 17 players in NBA history to top 17,000 career points, 6,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists
      • Received accolades including the Horizon Award presented by the U.S. Congress, the Community Service Award from Variety Children’s Charity and the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for his dedicated efforts to varied social causes
      •  Duke Athletics Hall of Fame (Induction Ceremony September 2016)
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        • 9x WNBA All-Star
        • WNBA MVP (2011)
        • WNBA Champion and Finals MVP (2012)
        • 4x Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
        • Only 5x WNBA Defensive Player of the Year in league history
        • NCAA Championship in undefeated season with Tennessee (1997-98)
        • Member of All-Decade Team and All-Time WNBA Top-15 Team
        • President of the WNBA Players Association (2012-Present)
        • WNBA Sportsmanship Award (2010)
        • Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award (2008) for her efforts through the Catch the Stars Foundation in Indianapolis
        • Recorded the first official quintuple-double in basketball history while playing at Duncanville High School (double-digits in five statistical categories during single game)
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          TIM DUNCAN

          • Tied with Michael Jordan for fifth-most All-Star selections in NBA history (14); named All-Star MVP in 2000
          • Drafted first overall in 1997 after leaving Wake Forest as the only player in NCAA history to reach 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 blocked shots and 200 assists
          • 5x NBA Champion including 3 NBA Finals MVP Awards
          • 2 NBA MVP Awards
          • 14 All-NBA selections (10x First-Team All-NBA)
          • Through 2013-14, Tim has played 17 NBA seasons – all with the San Antonio Spurs
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            JEREMY LIN

            Brooklyn Nets
            • Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” (2012)
            • First NBA player from the Ivy League (Harvard) in a decade
            • First Chinese-American player in NBA history
            • Broke the NBA record for points scored through first 5 career starts with 136
            • Named the first-ever “Social Breakout Player of the Year” by NBA TV for his soaring popularity on Twitter, Facebook and Chinese social media
            • Named one of 12 “Houston Heroes” by the Houston Chronicle for the impact made by the Jeremy Lin Foundation and its inaugural Making A Difference Project
            • Finalist for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award
            • The documentary Linsanity chronicling Jeremy’s meteoric rise to the NBA elite has been accepted into major international film festivals including: Sundance, SXSW, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Hawaii International Film Festival.
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              Candy Crowley

              • Former Chief Political Correspondent, CNN
              • Former Host, State of the Union with Candy Crowley
              • Moderated a 2012 general election debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
              • American News Women’s Club Award for Excellence in Journalism (2012)
              • Media Journalism Award from The Women’s Media Center (Gloria Steinem group) (2009)
              • New Hampshire Primary Award from the New Hampshire Political Library (2008)
              • Inducted into Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame (2005)
              • 4x Emmy Award Winner – for her work on CNN Presents Enemy Within (2003) and part of the network’s election coverage (2006, 2012)
              • Edward R. Murrow award and the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in journalism for her coverage of 2004 Presidential Election
              • Graduate of Randolph-Macon Women’s College

                JOHN HENSON Milwaukee Bucks

                • 2x ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012) during his three-year career at UNC
                • 2012 First-Team All-ACC
                • Ranked third among all NBA rookies in 2012-13 with a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 18.30
                • In a game against the Orlando Magic, John scored 17 points, blocked seven shots and collected 25 rebounds – the only players to reach these marks in a single game over the last 28 years are Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo
                • National Ambassador for non-profit Up2Us

                  Chris Young

                  Kansas City Royals
                  • National League All-Star (2007)
                  • Second-tallest player in MLB
                  • Named one of the 20 smartest professional athletes by Sporting News (2010)
                  • Princeton Rookie of the Year in both basketball and baseball
                  • Graduated from Princeton University (2002)

                    LaShawn Merritt

                    US Track & Field
                    • 3x Olympic gold medalist in the 400m (2008) and 4x400m relay (2008, 2016)
                    • Olympic bronze medalist in the 400m (2016)
                    • IAAF Diamond League Winner in the 400m (2013, 2014)
                    • 2014 IAAF Continental Cup Winner in the 400m and became the first man to win the event twice (also in 2010)
                    • Two-time World Champion in the 400m

                      MARVIN WILLIAMS Charlotte Hornets

                      • #2 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft
                      • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006)
                      • In his only collegiate season at UNC (2005), Marvin was named the USBWA National Freshman of the Year and won the NCAA Championship
                      • Parade and McDonald’s All-American (2004)

                        THADDEUS YOUNG

                        Indiana Pacers
                        • 3rd in Voting, NBA 6th Man of the Year Award (2011)
                        • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2008)
                        • 12th Overall Selection, Philadelphia 76ers (2007)
                        • McDonald’s All-American (2006)
                        • Founder of the Young for Youth Foundation, which focuses on Youth Education, Health & Wellness, Athletics, Personal Growth and Responsibility and Professional Development
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                          ALANA BEARD Los Angeles Sparks

                          • 2016 WNBA Champion with the LA Sparks
                          • 4x WNBA All-Star (2005-07, 2009)
                          • Bronze Medalist in 2006 World Championship
                          • #2 overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft
                          • In four years at Duke University, Alana set a school scoring record of 2,687 points and became the first NCAA basketball player to amass over 2,600 career points, 500 assists and 400 steals
                          • WBCA High School All-American (2000)
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                            DIAMOND STONE

                            LA Clippers
                            • Big Ten All-Freshman Team
                            • Led the University of Maryland in blocks as a freshman (1.6 bpg)
                            • Second at UMD in scoring (12.5 ppg) in 22.5 minutes per game
                            • Recorded 39 points and 12 rebounds in a win vs. Penn State on Dec. 30, 2015
                            • 2015 Parade First-Team All-American in high school
                            • 2015 McDonald’s All-American in high school

                              BRANDAN WRIGHT

                              Memphis Grizzlies
                              • #8 overall pick in 2007 NBA Draft
                              • ACC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-ACC (2007)
                              • Fifth freshman in ACC history to be named the MVP of the Conference Tournament
                              • Only three-time winner of Tennessee’s “Mr. Basketball” title in state high school history
                              • In his fifth NBA season (2012-13) Brandan ranked first on the Dallas Mavericks with a 21.0 PER and first in the league for field goal percentage between 16-23 feet (55.0%)

                                Wayne Ellington

                                Miami Heat
                                • Recipient of the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2016)
                                • 28th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft
                                • NCAA National Championship with University of North Carolina (2009)
                                • Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2009)
                                • All-ACC Tournament honors in each of his three seasons at UNC

                                  Gerald Henderson

                                  Philadelphia 76ers
                                  • 12th overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft
                                  • Kia Community Assist Award recipient (2012)
                                  • Returned to Duke to finish his degree in 2014
                                  • Third Team All-America honors at Duke
                                  • McDonald’s All-American selection
                                  • Father played in the NBA and won three NBA Championships

                                    HEDO TURKOGLU

                                    Free Agent
                                    • NBA Most Improved Player (2008)
                                    • One of four active NBA players from Turkey during the 2012-13 NBA season
                                    • 2x Silver medalist as a member of the Turkish national team – FIBA European Championship (2001) and FIBA World Championship (2010)

                                      Raymond Felton

                                      Los Angeles Clippers
                                      • 5th overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft
                                      • All-NBA Rookie Second Team selection (2005-06)
                                      • Bob Cousy Award winner, recognizing him as the nation’s top point guard (2005)
                                      • NCAA Champion (2005)
                                      • Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2002)
                                      • McDonald’s All-American selection

                                        CHARLES JOHNSON FOUNDATION SPORTS ACADEMY & FAMILY NIGHT

                                        The Charles Johnson Foundation, founded by Carolina Panther Charles Johnson, relies on Tandem to provide PR and communications services for its athletic, recreational, and educational programs and initiatives for under-served youth and single African-American mothers in Middle Georgia. The Foundation’s Sports Academy & Family Night is open to kids grades 1-12 from middle Georgia, and features football, basketball, cheerleading and dance clinics, as well as a college fair and college informational booths. Learn more at


                                          Darrun Hilliard

                                          Detroit Pistons
                                          • 38th Overall Pick in the 2015 NBA Draft
                                          • Led Villanova to three NCAA Tournament appearances
                                          • First Team All-BIG EAST as a senior

                                            Omer Asik

                                            New Orleans Pelicans
                                            • 36th Overall Pick in the 2008 NBA Draft
                                            • Has played for the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, and New Orleans Pelicans during his career
                                            • Member of the Turkish National Team
                                            • Led 2010 Turkish National Team to a silver medal in FIBA World Championships18

                                              Chamique Holdsclaw

                                              • 6x WNBA All-Star (1999-2003, 2005)
                                              • 2x WNBA Rebounding Champion (2002, 2003)
                                              • WNBA Scoring Champion (2002)
                                              • WNBA Rookie of the Year (1999)
                                              • Olympic Gold Medalist (2000)
                                              • 2x Naismith Award Winner at University of Tennessee (1998, 1999)
                                              • Sullivan Award Winner (top amateur athlete in nation) (1998)
                                              • 3x NCAA Champion (1996-1998)
                                              • In 2012, released her autobiography Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot about her struggles with depression

                                                Dominique Wilkins

                                                Atlanta Hawks
                                                • Atlanta Hawks VP of Basketball Operations (2004-Present)
                                                • Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2006)
                                                • 7x All-NBA
                                                • 9x NBA All-Star
                                                • 2x NBA Slam Dunk Champion (1985, 1990)
                                                • All-time leading scorer in Atlanta Hawks history (26,668 career
                                                • Jersey (#21) retired by the Hawks in 2001
                                                • Attended the University of Georgia (1979-82) and remains the
                                                  school’s all-time leading scorer for a single season (732 points in 1981-82)
                                                • Analyst for Hawks game broadcasts on Fox Sports South
                                                • Community activist and ambassador for issues including diabetes
                                                  and spina bifida
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                                                  LUKE RIDNOUR

                                                  • Parade and McDonald’s High School All-American (2000)
                                                  • Holds the University of Oregon single-season record for assists (218)
                                                  • Pac-10 Player of the Year (2003)
                                                  • Through 11 NBA seasons, Luke has averages of 9.6 points and 4.6 assists per game
                                                  • Finalist for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award

                                                    David Hale

                                                    Colorado Rockies
                                                    • Selected in the third round of the 2009 MLB Draft by hometown Atlanta Braves
                                                    • Played at Princeton University (2007-2009)
                                                    • Completed his degree at Princeton in Operations Research and Financial Engineering

                                                      DEON THOMPSON

                                                      Crvena Zvezda MTS Belgrade (Serbia)
                                                      • German League (BLL) Championship (2014)
                                                      • First Team All-German League (2013)
                                                      • Starter on German Cup Championship Team, Alba Berlin (2013)
                                                      • Slovenian Cup MVP, Union Olimpija (2012)
                                                      • Starter on NCAA Championship Team, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)
                                                      • All-Time ACC Leader, Games Played (152)

                                                        KATIE DOUGLAS

                                                        Retired WNBA
                                                        • 5x WNBA All-Star (2006-07, 2009-10)
                                                        • WNBA Champion (2012)
                                                        • 5x WNBA All-Defensive Team (2005-07, 2010-11)
                                                        • First WNBA player to record 500 steals and 500 three-point field goals in her career
                                                        • WNBA All-Star MVP (2006)
                                                        • NCAA National Champion at Purdue University (1999)
                                                        • Big Ten Player of the Year (2001)


                                                          One Punch from the Promised Land is the definitive story of Leon and Michael Spinks and a cross-examination of heavyweight boxing in 20th century America. Tandem provides the authors John Florio (author of the novel, Sugar Pop Moon) and Ouisie Shapiro (a five-time Emmy-winning writer and producer of sports documentaries) communications and PR services in promotion of this powerful work.


                                                            GARY NEAL

                                                            Free Agent
                                                            • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2011)
                                                            • Scored 24 points for the Spurs in Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals, including 6-10 from three-point range
                                                            • Has played with San Antonio, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Minnesota and Washington

                                                              SHANE LARKIN

                                                              Baskonia (Spain)
                                                              • 18th overall selection in 2013 NBA Draft
                                                              • Played at the University of Miami
                                                              • Second-team All-American (2013)
                                                              • Awarded the 2013 ACC Player of the Year
                                                              • Father is MLB Hall of Famer Barry Larkin

                                                                C.J. Watson

                                                                Orlando Magic
                                                                • Scored a career-high 40 points while shooting .696 percent from the field (GSW vs. SAC on 2/17/10)
                                                                • Established the Quiet Storm Foundation to provide positive educational and recreational opportunities for disadvantaged youth
                                                                • Played four years for the University of Tennessee
                                                                • Named to the Volunteers’ All-Century Basketball Team

                                                                  James Michael McAdoo

                                                                  Golden State Warriors
                                                                  • Member of the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors team that holds the NBA record for most single-season wins (73)
                                                                  • NBA Champion with Golden State Warriors (2014-15)
                                                                  • NBA D-League Champion with Santa Cruz Warriors (2014-15)
                                                                  • 2x Second Team All-ACC selection (2013, 2014)
                                                                  • Averaged 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels (2013-14)
                                                                  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2009)

                                                                    DONELL TAYLOR

                                                                    Free Agent
                                                                    • University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate
                                                                    • Washington Wizards (2005-07)
                                                                    • Leading Scorer, Lega Basket Serie A (Italy) (2013)
                                                                    • Has an identical twin brother

                                                                      RONELL TAYLOR

                                                                      Cholet (France)
                                                                      • University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate
                                                                      • Playing in Europe for the past 6 years
                                                                      • Is the identical twin brother of Donell Taylor

                                                                        MALIK ROSEColor Commentator, Philadelphia 76ers

                                                                        • 13-year career in the NBA with the Hornets, Spurs, Knicks and Thunder
                                                                        • 2x NBA Champion with the Spurs (1999, 2003)
                                                                        • Currently a color commentator with the Philadelphia 76ers

                                                                          NYKESHA SALESCommunity Liaison and Coaching Staff Assistant, Connecticut Sun

                                                                          • 10-year career in the WNBA with the Miracle/Sun
                                                                          • 8-time WNBA All-Star
                                                                          • Scored a team record 3,955 points during her WNBA career, which spanned 278 games with the Suns (1999-2007)
                                                                          • One of just six players to be voted on to seven WNBA All-star teams
                                                                          • Holds all-time Connecticut marka for points, game, minutes (8,762), made field goals (1,481), field goal attempts (3,539), made three-pointers (352), three-point attempts (990), and steals (490)

                                                                            RETIN OBASOHAN

                                                                            Scandone Avellino (Italy)
                                                                            • First Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team Honors (2015-16)
                                                                            • 2016 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
                                                                            • Averaged 20.6 points per game in SEC play as a senior
                                                                            • Scored 20+ points in 14 games during his senior season
                                                                            • Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in May 2015 and a Master’s Degree in Marketing in 2016
                                                                            • Participated as a member of the Belgium Under-20 National Team

                                                                              CHINANU ONUAKU

                                                                              Houston Rockets
                                                                              • ACC All-Defensive Team (2016)
                                                                              • Honorable Mention All-ACC Team (2016)
                                                                              • Won a gold medal with the USA U19 World Championship Team (2015)
                                                                              • All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team Selection (2015, 2016)
                                                                              • His brother, Arinze Onuaku, is playing professionally with Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

                                                                                Quinn Cook

                                                                                New Orleans Pelicans
                                                                                • NBA D-League Rookie of the Year (2015-16)
                                                                                • 2x NBA D-League All-Star
                                                                                • NBA D-League All-Star MVP (2016-17)
                                                                                • Led Duke to win 2015 NCAA National Championship against Wisconsin
                                                                                • Sporting News Second-Team All-America honors (2014-15)
                                                                                • Seventh Duke player to record 1,000 points and 500 assists in a career
                                                                                • Graduated from Duke with a degree in theater studies (2015)

                                                                                  ADONIS THOMAS

                                                                                  Scandone Avellino (Italy)
                                                                                  • NBA D-League All Star (2015)
                                                                                  • NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team Honors (2013-14)
                                                                                  • Third Team All-Conference USA Honors (2013)

                                                                                    NIKKI MCCRAYAssistant Coach, University of South Carolina

                                                                                    • 11-year career in the ABL and WNBA
                                                                                    • 1997 ABL MVP
                                                                                    • 3x WNBA All-Star (1999, 2000, 2001)
                                                                                    • 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000)
                                                                                    • Inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012
                                                                                    • 2x Kodak All-America (1994, 1995)
                                                                                    • 2x Naismith All-America (1994, 1995)
                                                                                    • 2x SEC Player of the Year (1994, 1995)

                                                                                      ARINZE ONUAKU

                                                                                      Orlando Magic
                                                                                      • Syracuse University graduate
                                                                                      • D-League All-Star (2013)

                                                                                        FRANK HANRAHAN

                                                                                        Play-by-Play Analyst
                                                                                        • Has covered virtually every team in his 15 years in the Washington market, including the Redskins, Wizards and the Nationals
                                                                                        • Morning sports anchor for 106.7 The Fan and All news 99.1 WNEW in Washington DC
                                                                                        • Play-by-play analyst for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics on Monumental Network, The-Ball Pro Basketball Series and for select Men’s Atlantic 10 TV games
                                                                                        • Serves as the backup Studio Host and Sideline Reporter for Comcast Sportsnet’s television coverage of Washington Wizards games
                                                                                        • Learn more at

                                                                                          Glenn ConsorColor Analyst, Washington Wizards Radio Network

                                                                                          • Analyst for the Washington Wizards since 2007
                                                                                          • Post-Game Call-In Show Host for the Washington Wizards Radio Network
                                                                                          • More than 20 years of broadcasting experience
                                                                                          • Has also worked as basketball analyst for NBA TV, Home Team Sports, ESPN’s Regional College Basketball coverage, ESPN3, Sports Talk 980, Westwood One’s coverage of the NCAA Tournament, and Comcast SportsNet’s college basketball coverage
                                                                                          • Motivational speaker with engagements including Morgan Stanley, St. Jude Medical and Five-Star Basketball Camps
                                                                                          • Played under Rick Pitino at Boston University and professionally in Israel
                                                                                          • Was a scout for the Wizards and Indiana Pacers

                                                                                            William C. Rhoden

                                                                                            New York Times Columnist,
                                                                                            • Award-winning New York Times sports columnist
                                                                                            • Host of “Personal With Bill Rhoden” on EPIX
                                                                                            • Author of “Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete” and “Third and a Mile: The Trials and Triumphs of the Black Quarterback”
                                                                                            • Emmy-winning writer for “Breaking the Huddle”
                                                                                            • Former Baltimore Sun columnist
                                                                                            • Former associate editor of Ebony

                                                                                              Bobby Hurley

                                                                                              Head Coach, Arizona State Men’s Basketball
                                                                                              • Coached the University at Buffalo team to its first outright MAC East Division title in the 2013-14 season
                                                                                              • Joe B. Hall Award finalist for nation’s top first year head coach
                                                                                              • Seventh overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft
                                                                                              • 1993 first-team All-American at Duke
                                                                                              • Three Final Four appearances at Duke
                                                                                              • Helped the Blue Devils win back-to-back National Championships in 1991 and 1992
                                                                                              • Holds the NCAA record for career assists (1,076)

                                                                                                JORDAN MCRAE

                                                                                                Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                                                • 2015-16 NBA Champion with the Cleveland Cavaliers
                                                                                                • Graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice (2014)
                                                                                                • 2x First Team All-SEC (2013, 2014)
                                                                                                • 2012-13 Tennessee Male Student-Athlete of the Year

                                                                                                  Thanasis Antetokounmpo

                                                                                                  MoraBanc Andorra (Spain)
                                                                                                  • Drafted 52nd overall by the New York Knicks in the 2014 NBA Draft
                                                                                                  • Played for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League
                                                                                                  • Averaged 12.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per game in 2013
                                                                                                  • Was selected to the NBA D-League All-Defensive Third Team in 2013
                                                                                                  • From Athens, Greece

                                                                                                    Patric Young

                                                                                                    Olympiacos (Greece)
                                                                                                    • Graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications (2014)
                                                                                                    • First ever 3x SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
                                                                                                    • NABC Big Man of the Year (2014)
                                                                                                    • SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2014)

                                                                                                      JOEL JAMES

                                                                                                      Kumamoto Volters (Japan)
                                                                                                      • Won ACC Tournament Championship and ACC Regular Season Title with UNC (2015-16)
                                                                                                      • Reached NCAA National Championship Title Game (2015-16)
                                                                                                      • UNC’s Most Improved Player Award (2014-15)
                                                                                                      • Earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UNC (2016)

                                                                                                        Chris Nelson

                                                                                                        Colorado Rockies Organization
                                                                                                        • Selected ninth overall in the first round of the 2004 MLB Draft
                                                                                                        • Arizona Fall League Rising Star (2008)
                                                                                                        • First MLB player in history to record his first career stolen base on a straight steal of home (9/9/10)

                                                                                                          Damien Wilkins

                                                                                                          Greensboro Swarm
                                                                                                          • Played at both NC State University and the University of Georgia
                                                                                                          • Played in the NBA for nine seasons for the Seattle SuperSonics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers
                                                                                                          • Had 149 starts in 563 NBA games played
                                                                                                          • Played internationally for the Beijing Ducks (China) and Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)

                                                                                                            Wesley Saunders

                                                                                                            Windy City Bulls
                                                                                                            • Graduated from Harvard with a degree in sociology (2015)
                                                                                                            • Member of the first Harvard senior class to make four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances
                                                                                                            • Harvard’s William J. Bingham Award recipient, given to a male senior who shows integrity and leadership (2015)
                                                                                                            • Three-time All-Ivy First Team selection and a unanimous selection his senior year
                                                                                                            • 11 Ivy League Player of the Week awards (Ivy League record)
                                                                                                            • Ivy League Player of the Year (2013-14)

                                                                                                              Jason Richardson

                                                                                                              Retired NBA
                                                                                                              • Fifth overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft
                                                                                                              • 2x NBA Slam Dunk Champion (2002-03)
                                                                                                              • MVP of the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend (2002)
                                                                                                              • NCAA National Championship with Michigan State (2000)
                                                                                                              • Named Michigan’s Mr. Basketball (1998-1999)

                                                                                                                The GAME

                                                                                                                Tandem provides PR and communications support for Jon Pessah and his book, “The GAME: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers.” “The GAME” chronicles the past 20 years of baseball, including steroid investigations, Bud Selig’s legacy, the game’s transformation, and a battle of power throughout the league. “The GAME” was published by Little, Brown and Company. Learn more at


                                                                                                                  WAYNE BLACKSHEAR

                                                                                                                  Pistoia (Italy)
                                                                                                                  • 2013 NCAA Champion
                                                                                                                  • First player in Louisville history to play in the Sweet Sixteen four consecutive years (2015 Elite Eight, 2014 Sweet Sixteen, 2013 National Championship, 2012 Final Four)
                                                                                                                  • Honored with Louisville athletics’ Leadership Award
                                                                                                                  • Won the 2013 NCAA Elite 89 Award

                                                                                                                    Matt Bowman

                                                                                                                    St. Louis Cardinals
                                                                                                                    • Selected in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB Draft
                                                                                                                    • 2013 Florida State League All-Star
                                                                                                                    • Played at Princeton University (2010-2012)
                                                                                                                    • Named All-Ivy Honorable Mention at pitcher and shortstop (2012)

                                                                                                                      Entertainers Basketball Classic

                                                                                                                      Tandem provides marketing and public relations services for the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) at Rucker Park. Founded in 1982 by CEO and owner Greg Marius, EBC is the world’s premier basketball league, played at the Mecca of outdoor basketball. Learn more at


                                                                                                                        Ross Ohlendorf

                                                                                                                        Tokyo Yakult Swallows
                                                                                                                        • Selected in the fourth round of the 2004 MLB Draft
                                                                                                                        • Made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2007
                                                                                                                        • 40th pitcher in MLB history to strike out three batters on nine pitches in one inning (9/5/2009)
                                                                                                                        • Ranked as the #3 Smartest Athlete in Professional Sports by Sporting News (2010)
                                                                                                                        • Interned at the US Department of Agriculture (2009)

                                                                                                                          Matt McBride

                                                                                                                          Oakland Athletics Organization
                                                                                                                          • Selected in the second round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians
                                                                                                                          • Led Patriot League in all three triple crown categories at Lehigh University (2006)
                                                                                                                          • Named a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award (2006)
                                                                                                                          • First former Lehigh student-athlete to play in the MLB since 1976