Wieland speaking at conference in conjunction with the NFL game at Wembley
After numerous speaking engagements at basketball career conferences in Las Vegas (NBA Summerleague) and Portsmouth (PIT), Blacktop Management was for the first time present at the sports career conference in London, which was held in conjunction with the NFL game Miami Dolphins vs NY Jets. Throughout the day speakers represented NFL organisations and Premiere league soccer clubs. On the agent panel Wieland was accompanied by FIFA agents Rachel Anderson and Sky Andrews. The conference covered a variety of topics important for pro sports organisations from the business, marketing and HR side.
Finnish Small Forward sign in Greece A1 and shines at the EC15 in France
Finnish NT player Matti Nuutinen uses his opt out clause from Finnish champs Kataja. Nuutinen will play in one of the top leagues in Europe, A1 in Greece! The 6-7 tall SF will play a huge role as a leader under Coach Kastritis team of Arcadikos. Last season was Nuutinen’s breakthrough year on the international level as he averaged 11ppg and 4rpg in the very strong VTB League. The 25 yr old Finn played also an excellent role at the European Championships 2015 in France, as he posted 7.5ppg/3.8rpg with 60%fg and 33% 3fg in just 17min/game. Good stuff Mr Nuutinen! #blacktopfamily #greece #A1 #susijengi
Finnish sharpshooter agrees one year term with KTP
Samuel Haanpaa has agreed a one year term with KTP of Finland, who will also compete in the newly organised FIBA Europe Cup. Haanpää averaged last season 14ppg and 5rpg with 47% shooting from three in Eurochallenge for Boras in Sweden. The 6-8 tall Small Forward will be expected to play a mayor role under Coach Mirolybov’s team. Good luck "Santtu"!
Wieland to appear at basketball career conference during NBA Summerleague in Las Vegas
For the fourth time in a row Blacktop Management founder Jan Wieland spoke at a basketball career conference organised by SMWW. Other speakers at the seminar were representatives of the Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings as well as NBPA Vice President Chrysa Chin. Over 150 attendees were listening over the weekend to a wide variety of speakers.
6-10 forward Billy McShepard signs his next contract in Israel
Next signing in: 6-10 versatile Forward Billy McShepard signs 1+1 contract in Israel with Ramat Hasharon! Billy played last year a very solid season in Austria and will look forward to be the go to guy in Hasharon! McShepard has despite his height guardlike ballhandling skills paired with great outside shooting and athletism. Get buckets bro! #blacktopfamily #globalfamily #israel