Arlington, VA, Nov. 28, 2017 – Tandem Sports + Entertainment has signed New York Knicks player Michael Beasley, Tandem president Jim Tanner and vice president of athlete representation Derrick Powell announced. Tandem will provide full-service representation for Beasley, overseeing contractual agreements, personal appearances, public relations services, corporate partnerships, community relations initiatives and business opportunities.
“Michael is an extremely talented player, and he’s ready to show how he’s matured both on and off the court,” Powell said. “He has a story to tell and has made tremendous progress. He wants the public and the fans to know who he really is and the values he stands for. Michael is focusing his efforts on being a team player while helping the Knicks reach their full potential this season. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the Tandem family and are excited to see him grow and tell his story.”
Beasley was the No. 2 overall pick by the Miami Heat in the 2008 NBA Draft. After his first NBA season, he earned All-Rookie First Team honors. Beasley holds career averages of 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Throughout his decade in the league, Beasley has played for the Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks.
Beasley played at Kansas State University in 2007-08. He averaged 26.2 points and 12.4 rebounds while shooting 53.2 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from three-point range. Beasley was named the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Freshman of the Year (Wayman Tisdale Award). He also received the 2008 Pete Newell Big Man Award.
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