Healthy skepticism over Roc Nation Sports and their athletes
By employing street-smart ethos, leveraging the agent pool from business partner CAA and choosing clients wisely, Jay Z may have another hit with Roc Nation Sports. But for how long?
Roc Nation Sports this week signed former Kentucky standout center Willie Cauley-Stein; a plausible ping pong ball pick for the June 25 NBA draft and first overall center were it not for Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor declaring eligible.
Steady improvement landed Cauley-Stein on the 2015 All-SEC team, the 2015 All-SEC Defensive Team and the 2015 USA Today All-American Team. Coming out of high school, Cauley-Stein was good but not lottery material. He was ESPNU’s tenth-best prep center and the nation’s thirty-second-ranked overall high school prospect in 2012. NBA scouts like to see these kind of year-over-year gains.
Detractors say Cauley-Stein’s stock rose so dramatically this year because he was surrounded by six other equally worthy NBA…
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