The sponsorship deals keep on coming for Andrew Wiggins, the first overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Canadian phenom has inked an endorsement deal with upstart Canadian sports drink and nutrition company Biosteel. Terms of the deal were not released. Biosteel’s relationship with Wiggins dates back to 2011 when he played AAU Basketball with Toronto’s CIA Bounce and now will see Wiggins become the face of the brand as for as basketball is concerned.
Biosteel roster of sponsored athletes features Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Montreal Canadiens goal keeper Carey Price.
Biosteel also recently announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Canada Basketball making it the exclusive sports drink provider for the national team and seems to be aggressively pushing its brand towards the basketball market by recently hosting a three-day Pro Basketball camp in L.A which featured Blake Griffin (Clippers), DeAndre Jordan, Sasha Vujacic (former Laker) and more.
Currently Wiggins has signed endorsement deals with Adidas and String guards.
Sports Management Worldwide to Host Basketball Career Conference at NBA D-League Showcase
Later this month the eyes of the global basketball community will shift north to Canada as the NBA Development League hosts its thirteenth annual Showcase event from the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
But the action on the court isn’t the only game in town.
Sports Management Worldwide and Raptors 905 will be hosting a Basketball Career Conference on January 20th during the Showcase event featuring executive panels, question and answer sessions and networking events with some of the biggest names in the sport. This is a premier event for those who aspire to work in the game of basketball.
“Individuals wanting to work in the NBA should attend our Showcase Basketball Career Conference and find out how to break in at all levels of the game,” says Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President and Founder of Sports Management Worldwide. “Jobs in sports business are exploding. The D-League teams not only provide a feeder program for professional basketball players, but also provide the perfect situation for anyone in marketing, sales, finance, fan engagement, communications, community events and more to learn the industry and grow.”
The thirteenth annual NBA D-League Showcase consists of all 22 NBA D-league teams playing two games each in front of NBA executives, scouts and administrators.
“We’re thrilled to bring the NBA D-League’s tentpole event to Mississauga and the Hershey Centre,” said NBA D-League President and Basketball Career Conference speaker Malcolm Turner. “It’s always inspiring to watch our players put their skills on display in front of scouts from all 30 NBA teams and I’m looking forward to being part of the action.”
Many hopeful NBA prospects have used the annual Showcase to help take their career to the next level, but the opportunity for career advancement can be yours as well. The NBA D-League Showcase Basketball Career Conference will provide people of all ages insight and exposure they can’t get anywhere else:
- Network with sports business executives
- Receive career guidance from respected sports executives
- Gain insight into who is hiring and what skills you need to get hired
- Connect with other sports career minded individuals
- Learn strategies to catapult your career to the next level
- Get insider information to changes in the industry
“Anyone interested in basketball or learning what happens behind the scenes in the NBA is a match for this conference,” says Dr. Lashbrook. “In fact, anyone who is interested in working in sports business of any kind will learn so much about the industry of sports. This event can help catapult your sports career.”
For over a decade Sports Management Worldwide has been the leading provider of online education in sports business offering 25 online courses and degree programs and boasting over 10,000 alumni from 140 different countries. In addition to the suite of online courses SMWW offers, they also host nine annual conference held at major sporting events including the Baseball Winter Meetings, the NFL combine and the Portsmouth Invitational.
This will be their first from the NBA Development League Showcase, and sets up to be one of their biggest and best yet. To take your basketball career to the next level, this is the conference you should attend.
“We here talking about Napkins” Toronto’s Burger’s Priest Strikes viral
“I’m one of the top burger joints in Toronto and we’re sitting here talking about napkins. I mean, listen. We’re talking about napkins man. Not a burger. Not a burger. Not a burger. We’re talking about napkins, man,”
Phil Dixon Toronto’s Original Basketball Prodigy
The words phenom and prodigy should always be used carefully and with caution. Labeling a player a prodigy or phenom comes with all sorts of expectations and failure to live-up to those expectations sometimes leads to negative backlash.
Thus is no the case for Toronto’s Phil Dixon!
Before there was Andrew Wiggins there was Phil Dixon! A once in a generation player that was primed for greatness and a potential NBA career.
Unfortunately for Dixon a terrible leg injury cut his career short ending his dreams of ever dribbling his way on to a NBA basketball court. he video is part of SportsChek’s new #MyNorth campaign which coincides with the start of the Toronto Raptors 20th anniversary season. The campaign, aims to unite nine of Toronto’s neighborhoods – Brampton, Markham, Vaughan, North York, York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Scarborough and Toronto – by spotlighting and sharing authentic stories and court culture under the banner.
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