Date: 05/04/2016

Tandem Signs Alabama’s Retin Obasohan


Tandem President Jim Tanner + European Agent Nick Lotsos to Jointly Represent University of Alabama’s Retin Obasohan

Arlington, VA, May 4, 2016 Tandem Sports + Entertainment and European-based Sports Promotion have jointly signed Retin Obasohan from the University of Alabama. Obasohan will be represented by Tandem president Jim Tanner and Sports Promotion’s Nick Lotsos for the NBA Draft and throughout his professional basketball career. The two agencies will provide full-service representation for Obasohan, handling contractual agreements, personal appearances, public relations services, corporate partnerships, community relations initiatives and business opportunities.

“Retin is a mature player with a promising future,” Tanner said.  “He is a rare blend of exceptional skill and natural athletic gifts. He’s a great fit for Tandem and our culture. We’re excited to work with Retin and look forward to preparing him for the NBA Draft.”

Obasohan excelled both on the court and in the classroom at Alabama. Off the court, he was honored as the 2016 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year, as well as recognized with CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honors. Obasohan earned a degree in finance in May 2015, and returned for his final season at Alabama while working toward a master’s degree in marketing. Obasohan averaged 20.6 points in SEC play this season and earned First Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team recognition. Prior to Alabama, Obasohan played for Belgium’s Under-20, Under-18 and Under-16 National Teams in the European Championships.

“I’ve followed Retin closely and have been very impressed with his play,” Lotsos said. “He has huge potential and we’re ready to get him in front of the right teams. He did very well at the Portsmouth Invitational, and he’s only going to improve.”


Tandem’s roster of clients includes Tim Duncan, Jeremy Lin, Grant Hill, Ray Allen, John Henson, Brandan Wright, Thaddeus Young, Marvin Williams, Zaza Pachulia, Gerald Henderson, Raymond Felton, C. J. Watson, Dominique Wilkins and Tamika Catchings. Marketing and public relations clients include World Series champion pitcher Chris Young, and two-time Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt.  Public relations clients include Charles Johnson Foundation, NormaTec, authors Jon Pessah (“THE GAME: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers”) and Adam Lazarus (“Hail to the Redskins”).


Meredith Geisler

Tandem Sports & Entertainment, LLC

(703) 740-5015


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