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The Legacy Agency Signs NCAA National Player of the Year and Top NBA Prospect Trey Burke
TLA To Negotiate all marketing, endorsements, speaking engagements, and appearances.
By: Joe Favorito
“I am very excited to join the TLA family as their first active NBA player,” Burke stated. “I was impressed with their success with clients in different sports and they felt like the right fit to help grow my brand off the court.”
TLA CEO Mike Principe commented, “We are thrilled to add Trey to the TLA team. After seeing what he accomplished during his time at Michigan we know he has great things ahead of him at the NBA level. As impressive as he is on the court, Trey is an even bigger role model off the court, a true testimony to his tight-knit family. We look forward to growing with Trey and the Burke family for years to come.”
Burke will be represented by Brandon Swibel in TLA’s Talent Marketing division, which includes Reggie Bush, CC Sabathia, Troy Aikman, Lolo Jones, Ryan Tannehill, and Kerri Walsh Jennings, as well as a vast array of other professional athletes, broadcasters and coaches.
Trey Burke recently completed his sophomore season at the University of Michigan as the top player in NCAA Basketball. Burke was the consensus National Player of the Year for the 2012-2013 season including taking home the Wooden Award, Naismith Award, AP National Player of the Year Award, Oscar Robertson Award, NABC Player of the Year Award, Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year Award, as well as the Bob Cousy Award given to the Nation’s Top Point Guard. Burke was a consensus First Team All-American and was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in the nation’s top-rated conference.
Burke’s success from the regular season carried over into the NCAA Tournament where he led Michigan to its first Final Four and Championship Game since the Fab Five in 1993. Burke was named the Most Outstanding Player in the South region highlighted by his stellar performance in the Sweet 16 where he helped Michigan overcome a 14 point deficit with a game-tying 3 pointer against #1 Seed Kansas. After two years at Michigan, Burke leaves the school as the record-holder in Single Season Total Assists and Sophomore Point Total.
Burke has been praised for his leadership and high character on and off the court. He has been active in the community during his high school and college years, making frequent visits to local hospitals in the Ann Arbor, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio communities. He remains very connected to his hometown of Columbus where he attended Northland High School and was named Mr. Basketball as Ohio’s most outstanding high school player in 2011.
For further information
TLA Worldwide Mike Principe, Chief Executive
Tel: 212 645 2141