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DIRECTOR OF SPAIN: DAVID CARRO 

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David Carro has been one of the most successful and respectable basketball agents in Spain for over 15 years. Based in the island of Mallorca, David represents some top level Spanish and foreign players. Known for his non-stop travelling, Carro has made a name for his excellent service of the players, creating strong and lasting relationships. Born in 1979, David speaks English and Spanish.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPAIN: PEDRO CRUELLS

cruellsPedro have always been surrounded by basketball. He spent 4 years at the High Performance Center of Balearic Islands from where some big time sportsmen came out as Rafa Nadal ,lots of Olympics and some top ACB and Euroleague Basketball players. During this period he was part of LEB Gold team roster, but after getting injured he decided to focus on his Business Management and Marketing studies in Palma de Mallorca. Loyal, respected and close connected with the players are his values and his work ethic. He still combines his job as an agent with playing basketball in amateur leagues in Spain. Pedro speaks English, Spanish, Catalan, Italian and German.

 
 
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPAIN: JORGE VAZQUEZ

vazquezJorge Vázquez was born in 1994 and graduated on business administration from University Carlos III in Madrid. He played basketball in amateur leagues. He worked as an intern in Willis Tower Watson in 2016 while he was closely of basketball. In november of 2016 he decided to enter agent business, becoming the Assistant Director of Spain. He speaks English and Spanish.

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DIRECTOR OF RUSSIA: DMITRY TERNOPOL

ternopolRESDmitry had played several years in different amateur leagues before he started his professional career of a sports executive as an intern in Russian basketball powerhouse CSKA Moscow at the age of 21. He went on to successfully work in the front offices of Russian major division basketball clubs BC Dynamo Moscow region, BC Triumph Moscow region, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban. He contributed to Lokomotiv’s national and international success such as Eurocup title and VTB United League silver medal in 2013 as well as Euroleague Final 4 and 3rd place in 2016. Dmitry was an instrumental for a dozen of players’ international trades including transfers to NBA clubs, as he has 13 years of experience as a top level basketball executive and more than 150 players’ contracts negotiated over the time span.Dmitry has a degree in international private law and speaks Russian and English.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RUSSIA: ARSENIY VAKULENKO

VAKULE160Arseniy has been closely connected to basketball throughout his life. Coming from a family who worked in the industry for decades, Arseniy has been exposed to basketball culture since a very young age. Naturally, it became his passion. Having studied in different countries, he got to play and watch the sport around Europe for many years. When his family moved to the sports agency business, Arseniy became much more involved with the day-to-day activities. Having worked with the players’ contracts and helping players in other areas he received a solid experience in the field. In 2017 Arseniy has joined Octagon network as an Assistant Director of Russia. He speaks English, Russian, Slovenian and Polish.
 
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DIRECTOR OF ADRIATIC MARKET & TURKEY: MARKO JELIC

markojelic160Marko was born in Belgrade on 1980 and platyed basketball in the youth programs of Red Star. At 13 years old he moved to Greece, where he finished school and played with the junior teams of Panionios. After spending six years in Greece, Marko returned to Serbia where he graduated from the University of Novi Sad in business management. He became a coach with the small team of Usce and later with the junior teams of Atlas Belgrade and finally the senior team of Red Star, before turning into an agent on 2009. Marko is married with one kid, lives in Belgrade and is fluent in Serbian, English and Greek.

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DIRECTOR OF SERBIA & MONTENEGRO: DAVOR RISTOVIC

ristovicDavor Ristovic was born in 1976 and is married with 2 sons. He has been in basketball for almost 30 years as a player, coach, team manager, marketing manager and General manager in top level clubs. Started in BC FMP in 2002 as the team manager, after that worked as the marketing and General manager until 2011. From 2012 to 2018 worked in Crvena Zvezda as the general manager, being involved in all the successes achieved in that period. In 2007 and 2011 was the member of staff for u20 and u16 national team of Serbia. He speaks English and Serbian.

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 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ALEKSANDAR ZMIJANJAC

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Aleksandar was born in Belgrade and moved to the USA for his studies. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Business Administration and Sports Management and worked for the Indiana Pacers for one year as community relations manager. He returned to his home country Serbia where he got involved with Red Star's basketball academies and in the last years he was the director of the youth categories (U14, U16 and U18 teams), leading them to multiple success and trophies, as well as producing a great number of talents. Since January 2019 he is joining Octagon Europe as Assistant Director of the Adriatic market

 

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TURKEY - BERKAY SAHILLIOGLU

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Berkay Sahillioğlu was born in Istanbul  in 1988. He played professional basketlball in Turkey for more then 10 years; He started his basketball career with one of the most dominant Turkish team at that time, Ulkerspor, and then played in the many other first division teams such as Pınar Karsıyaka, Aliaga and Konya Selçuk.  He was the member of U20, U18, U16 national teams and represented his country for more than 90 times.  He joined Octagon as the assistant director of Turkish Market. Speaks Turkish and English.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TURKEY - AZMI TURGUT

AZMITURGUTAzmi Turgut became a sports agent in 2014 and made an impact in Turkish basketball market in a very short time. He played Professional Basketlball in Turkey for more then 10 years; He started his basketball career with Besiktas at 2006, and then played in the many other first division teams such as Darussafaka, Usak, Erdemir, Olin Edirne.  He was the member of U20, U18 national teams with more than 50 international appearances for his country. He joins Octagon as the assistant director of Turkish Market. Azmi speaks Turkish and English.

 

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 DIRECTOR OF GREECE: GEORGIOS PANOU

GPGiorgos Panou is the Director of Greece for Octagon Europe Basketball. Graduated from the Visa Skola za Sportske Trenere (Higher School of Sports Trainers) in Belgrade, he became soon one of the most talented assistants coaches in the Greek basketball, working in the Greek Men’s national team that won the silver medal in Japan's World Championship in 2006, as well as in many Greek A1 clubs. Since 2010 Panou started to represent platers and joined FCM. Since then he has recruited some of the best young prospects in Greece, including NBA ALL-star Giannis Antetokounmpo and many other Greek NT players.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF GREECE: FOTIS GEORGOPOULOS

GEORGOPOULOSFotis Georgopoulos was born in 1973 and graduated from the University of Sports Science in Athens and continued his studies in USA, where he obtained a Master in Sports Marketing from the University of Louisville. During his stay in the United States he attended several training camps of NBA teams (Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks) and NCAA universities (DePaul, Marquette). Before becoming an agent, he was also a licenced coach for several years. He speaks Greek, English and French.

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PLAYERS' OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE: PATTY DOSKA

doskaPatty Doska was born in Athens, Greece and raised as bilingual (English & Greek). She attended Coventry University in the UK, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Culture & Media, followed by her Masters' of Arts in Applied Communication. Involved with sports all her life, she turned this interest to basketball where she has been providing numerous services to foreign players and their families that have come to play in Greece. A reliable professional with pleasant personality together with her wide-spread contacts and exceptional skills, have established her in the basketball world for the past 9 years, providing unrivaled services to imports and their closed ones.

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 DIRECTOR OF FRANCE: DAVID CONDOUANT

CONDOUANTRESDavid Condouant played professional basketball in France for 20 years, from Pro A to Nationale 2. He was the French MVP in Pro B in 1997, and was also the best French rebounder several times in this league. He also played for the military French National team and U21 French National Team. He graduated with a Master's degree in Asset management in 2012. He started working as an agent in 2013 and he is already representing a number of high level french prospects. David is born in 1974 and he speaks French and English.

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 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FRANCE: JAY THOMAS

 JAY thomasJeremy Thomas was born in Paris in 1985. He was a semi-professional basketball player (National 2), and he now works a pro scout and a personal trainer as well. He is developing several young talented guys such as Luc Loubaki among others. He specializes in ball handling training, the establishment of bodybuilding programs and players' tracking.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FRANCE: LIONEL LOUBAKI

lioloubaRESLionel Loubkai was born in Paris in 1990. Passionate with individual workouts, he started to coach at the age of 17 years old. Following his young brother Luc in several international competitions (U16, U18), he has built a solid European basketball culture. He has also created a video platform along with Jeremy Thomas, Bballprospect.com, as well as the first French professional summer league in Paris.

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SCOUT: JULIEN BESTRON  

160bestronJulien Bestron was born in 1986. He started playing basketball in France since he was 10 years old and went to become professional, playing mostly in ProB and NM1. He was named best center in NM1 in 2010 when Reims finished 1st and won promotion to the ProB. He also played for the French national teams U17, U18, U20 and participated in the European Championship in Izmir, Turkey. Julien stopped his career in 2016 due to a serious injury and he joined Octagon Europe, as the scout of the French market. He speaks French and English.

 

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SCOUTOF THE ITALIAN MARKET: MARCO MERLINO

merlinoMarco Merlino was born in Bangkok (Thailand), and he lives in Siena. He played for Mens Sana Siena youth team. He’s graduated as a architect interior designer. After his experience as a player for Siena he continued his career in basketball as a scout since 2014. Marco speaks fluent English and French.

 

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DIRECTOR OF GERMANY : PHILLIP PARUN

ppnew3Phillip Parun has worked in various sports marketing fields and also owned concert promotion agency that included Elton John and James Brown. He had driven the Living London campaign for the Czech Olympic Committee, a national activation campaign prior to the London 2012 Olympic games.In the area of marketing, he led client marketing campaigns in and outside of sport. He graduated with a masters in international business. Since starting his company representing basketball players in 2002, he transferred the most basketball players to top leagues abroad in the history of Czechoslovak basketball. His company represents top players in the region and works with over 60 players that they develop into top European leagues.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF GERMANY: MATYAS HERING

hering160Matyas Hering was born in Prague, Czech Republic and represented his country in all youth national teams from U16 to U20. In these years he played amongst some of the best players in the Czech history. After spending a year playing basketball in Spain he moved to the United States to play NCAA basketball. While in the states he earned a degree in Business Administration & Management. After his return to Europe he joined our network and started his career in his home country, later expanded to Belgium as well. Since 2018 he has been focusing on the German market as the assistant director of Germany.

 

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DIRECTOR OF CZECH & SLOVAK REPUBLIC: KAMIL RERABEK

rerabekKAMKamil Rerabek was born in Prague and began his basketball steps in the junior program of USK Prague. He played for the Czech National Team U18 and U20. He began his basketball career with the most dominant Czech Team of the decade CEZ Basketball Nymburk, where he was a part of the historic first national title in the top division. He is the co-founder of PPGROUP, where he worked as Director of Scouting and worked on bringing top players in this area to top basketball situation in Europe, including Tomas Satoransky, Ondrej Balvin, Michael Fusek and others.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DANIEL DOUSA

dousadanDaniel comes from a genuine Czech basketball family. His parents represented their country at the Olympic games, World & European Championships, while his brother also played professionally. Daniel played 11 professional basketball seasons, was a member of the U20 and Czech Men National Team, and attended two Universiades (‘01 and ‘03). In 2000 signed with Sparta/CZ. In 2002 he was invited to the Big Man Camp in Treviso. In 2006 he signed with DKV Joventut Badalona (loaned to CB Prat). In 2008 LEB Bronze Cup semifinals and Champions, later that year he signed with Apollon Limassol/CY (semifinals). In 2012 he became an associate of his ex-agent (Phillip Parun). He graduated from Czech Technical University in 2007 and speaks Czech, English and Spanish.

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DIRECTOR OF GERMANY, HUNGARY & AUSTRIA: ANDRAS LORANT

lorantandrasAndras Lorant comes from a real sport family. He grow up playing basketball with his younger brother, Peter. He studied sport management and marketing at the University of Semmelweis Budapest. His first international experiences were with the Hungarian Basketball Federation while he was team manager of the youth team the summer of 2004 & 2005. His first international transfer took place in 2005 as an agent when he placed his brother, Peter, in Antwerp. Over the years besides his homeland he has placed several players especially in Spain but also in Italy, Sweden, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia etc. He signed Adam Hanga in the summer of 2010 since then he has been stronlgy co-operating with Giorgos Dimitropolus. He's a founder and head organizer of the annually international Adam Hanga's Camp in Hungary. He was born in 1984 and speaks Hungarian, English, Spanish and Italian.

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 DIRECTOR OF POLAND: MACIEJ SCHWARZ

maciejrMaciej Schwarz graduated at the Academy of Physical Education and Sports in 2005 in Gdansk with the specialty of basketball coaching. Then he moved to England and accomplished another masters degree in Sports Management at London Metropolitan University. Between 2007-10 he hold the positions of coach’s assistant in top polish women basketball league and head coach of junior teams in Gdynia, and U18 women national team assistant in 2008. With his background he worked closely with the Polish Basketball Federation holding managerial positions in organization of the Eurobasket 2009 and Eurobasket Women 2011 in Poland. Since last year he is also a lecturer in Academy of Physical Education and Sports. Since 2010 he has been GM of women's team Riviera Gdynia. He speaks Polish and English.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF POLAND: DARIUSZ SARNOWSKI

darek sarnowsiDariusz Sarnowski was bonded with sport and especially with basketball from a young age. As a player, he represented Poland for European Academic Championships in Serbia in 2008. In 2012 earned the Polish coaching license. Five years later earned the Doctor’s degree of sports science at the Academy of Physical Education and Sports in Gdansk. In his dissertation examined different factors influencing sports selection and talent recognition. Created his own basketball selection criteria based on age and level of competition. Born in 1988, speaks Polish and English

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DIRECTOR OF BALTICS, UKRAINE & BELARUS: SAULIUS SVETKAUSKAS

svetkauskasSaulius Svetkauskas graduated in Vilniaus University in Vilnius. Started working in his first year of studies and before becoming a FIBA licensed basketball agent, he worked in couple worldwide magazines as a sales manager. He then decided to work as a basketball agent and partnered with Evaldas Rimkus. Has made great deals in Russia, Ukraine, Baltics and Europe. Born in 1984, Saulius speaks Lithuanian, English

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 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BALTICS & DIRECTOR OF LATVIA AND ESTONIA: VALDIS SALAKS

salaksValdis Salaks has studied Bachelor's and Master's in Business Administration at world top 100 University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He has been in basketball since the age of 12, being a top prospect in Latvian youth basketball, later graduating from a strong basketball high school in USA Norfolk Colleagiate School and then in the Netherlands coaching a top Dutch u20 team. After graduating from university, he established his own basketball agency and had successfully negotiated contracts all across the world. Valdis speaks Latvian, English and Russian.

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SCOUT OF THE LITHUANIAN MARKET: MATAS URBONAS

matas160Matas Urbonas was born in Vilnius (Lithuania), where he started to play basketball from 8 years old. He is currently finishing his Master‘s degree of Law in Vilnius University and going to graduate in 2020. Born in 1996, Matas already has experience of working as a legal consultant with a very different types of law - mainly civil, contract and labor laws. Connecting his two biggest hobbies - travelling and basketball - Matas spends time with visiting European youth tournaments, scouting and evaluating players. He speaks Lithuanian and English. 

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DIRECTOR OF BELGIUM AND HOLLAND: DAVID PUTTERIE

putterie160Played basketball at a young age and worked as a basketball coach and senior assistant coach from 1999 to 2013. Started his own agency on 2013, quickly becoming one of the most recognizable figures in Belgian basketball. In December 2018 he joined Octagon Europe, to cover the Belgian and Netherlands market. Next to his basketball passion, he has spent 15 years in the finance and insurance world. Born in 1978, David speaks French, Dutch and English.
 
 
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BELGIUM AND HOLLAND: NEVEN DRAGANIC
 
neven160Neven stopped his basketball career in the early days but he kept himself close to the court. In 2012 he directed the organisation of a basketball charity game which reunited on the court Belgian professionals. In 2014, as Event Manager he organized alongside the Belgian Basketball Federation the final four of the national Cup. With a Sales Management and a PR background, Neven decided to pass his FIBA exam and help talents find their way. Neven speaks Serbian, French, English and Dutch.
 
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SCOUT: SEBASTIEN COSENTINO

sebastian160Through his journey on and off the court, Sébastien has developed cross skills within several aspects of the game. Thankfully his former experience at the back office of a 1st Belgian division team and as a youth national team manager during several U18 European Championship, Sebastien created in 2014 a specific structure to support young players to build their career plan (Talento). All this assets gives him today a clearer view of the expectations for a modern basketball player, therefore he was selected to become the Scout for the BENELUX markets. Born in 1986, Sébastien speaks French and English.

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DIRECTOR OF ROMANIA: SABIN GHERDAN

sabingherdanSabin Gherdan Is a FIBA licensed agent and Law licensed professional specialised in Civil Law, Contracts Law and Sports Law. Sabin started working as an agent in 2012 and due to his passion for sports, he is specialised for now in empowering basketball athletes and has a great focus in helping men basketball players to benefit from high quality representation. He has also played 12 years of professional basketball, being also an active member of the Romanian National Team. He has won a National Championship title in 2007, a silver medal in 2009 and a bronze medal in 2005. He graduated from University of „Babeș-Bolyai" - Law School in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and he speaks English and Romanian.

                                                                                                 

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 DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & DIRECTOR OF SCANDINAVIAN MARKETS: THEMIS BILIONIS

bilionisThemis is the Director of Operations for Octagon Basketball Europe and also Director for the Scandinavian countries. Studied Politics and European Studies in Athens, before taking his Master’s in Management from Durham University Business School in England. Since 2005 he joined FCM Basketball as Head of Operations and also being responsible for the scouting of young prospects, as well as the promotional activities & events of the agency and its clients. He speaks Greek, English, Italian, German and French.

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DIRECTOR OF CYPRUS: KONSTANTINOS LIRIDIS

liridis160Konstantinos Liridis was born in Drama (Greece) in 1989. He started to play basketball since he was 7 years old and reached to play in the Greek A2(second division) Basket League with the local team KAO Dramas BC. Graduated from the Western Macedonia University of Business and Finance in Greece. Before becoming an agent, he was for over 5 years a basketball judge in Greek Basket League games. After that, for four years, he was involved in scouting basketball talents in Greece . He joined Octagon as Director of Cyprus in 2019. Konstantinos speaks Greek and English.

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DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE EAST & JAPANESE MARKET: GEORGE CHIDIAC

CHIDIACGeorge Chidiac is the Middle East & Japan Director for Octagon Europe. He is no stranger to the basketball market as he had been the General Manager and Chief Operations Officer at 6 times Euroleague champions Panathinaikos between 2012 and 2015, having also extensive experience in the media industry before that. Born in 1974, his roots are from Lebanon and Greece and he speaks Arabic, English and Greek.

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INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING & RECRUITING: DARYL GRAHAM

graham160A New Yrok City native,  Daryl graduated from Fordham University where he studied Business with a concentration in communications. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from working with US grassroots AAU teams and recruiting top collegiate players. Daryl has been a certified NBA and FIBA agent for 3 years now, concentrating on finding the next big US players to succeed in high level European basketball. 

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INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING & RECRUITING: GIANNIS SMYRLIS

smyrlis160Giannis Smyrlis has been a part of basketball almost all his life, first as a player and then in the past 20 years as the General Manager of Filathlitikos, a Greek club/academy that has produced both NBA & top European level players (Antetokounmpo brothers, Gkikas, Saloustros among others). Graduated from the Economics University of Athens, he speaks English and Greek.

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FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF THE ITALIAN MARKET: GEORGIOS DIMITROPOULOS

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Played basketball at a young age and worked as a licenced basketball coach from 1988 to 1996. Started his own agency on 1997 and in 2014 he founded Octagon Basketball Europe. In his career he has guided Giannis Antetokounmpo from A2 Greece straight to the NBA, has represented players like Georgios Printezis, Adam Hanga & Euroleague legend Theo Papaloukas, among others. He has graduated from Economics University of Athens. Born in 1972, he speaks Greek, English, Italian, Spanish, French and German

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BOARD MEMBER : DAVID CARRO 

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David Carro has been one of the most successful and respectable basketball agents in Spain for over 15 years. Based in the island of Mallorca, David represents some top level Spanish and foreign players. Known for his non-stop travelling, Carro has made a name for his excellent service of the players, creating strong and lasting relationships. Born in 1979, David speaks English and Spanish

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BOARD MEMBER : PHILLIP PARUN

ppnew3Phillip Parun has worked in various sports marketing fields and also owned concert promotion agency that included Elton John and James Brown. He had driven the Living London campaign for the Czech Olympic Committee, a national activation campaign prior to the London 2012 Olympic games.In the area of marketing, he led client marketing campaigns in and outside of sport. He graduated with a masters in international business. Since starting his company representing basketball players in 2002, he transferred the most basketball players to top leagues abroad in the history of Czechoslovak basketball. His company represents top players in the region and works with over 60 players that they develop into top European leagues.

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BOARD MEMBER : ANDRAS LORANT

lorantandrasAndras Lorant comes from a real sport family. He grow up playing basketball with his younger brother, Peter. He studied sport management and marketing at the University of Semmelweis Budapest. His first international experiences were with the Hungarian Basketball Federation while he was team manager of the youth team the summer of 2004 & 2005. His first international transfer took place in 2005 as an agent when he placed his brother, Peter, in Antwerp. Over the years besides his homeland he has placed several players especially in Spain but also in Italy, Sweden, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia etc. He signed Adam Hanga in the summer of 2010 since then he has been stronlgy co-operating with Giorgos Dimitropoulos. He's a founder and head organizer of the annually international Adam Hanga's Camp in Hungary. He was born in 1984 and speaks Hungarian, English, Spanish and Italian.

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BOARD MEMBER : GEORGIOS PANOU

GPGiorgos Panou is the Director of Greece & Cyprus for Octagon Europe Basketball. Graduated from the Visa Skola za Sportske Trenere (Higher School of Sports Trainers) in Belgrade, he became soon one of the most talented assistants coaches in the Greek basketball, working in the Greek Men’s national team that won the silver medal in Japan's World Championship in 2006, as well as in many Greek A1 clubs. Since 2010 Panou started to represent platers and joined FCM. Since then he has recruited some of the best young prospects in Greece, including Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo and many other youth NT players.

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BOARD MEMBER MARKO JELIC

markojelic160Marko was born in Belgrade on 1980 and platyed basketball in the youth programs of Red Star. At 13 years old he moved to Greece, where he finished school and played with the junior teams of Panionios. After spending six years in Greece, Marko returned to Serbia where he graduated from the University of Novi Sad in business management. He became a coach with the small team of Usce and later with the junior teams of Atlas Belgrade and finally the senior team of Red Star, before turning into an agent on 2009. Marko is married with one kid, lives in Belgrade and is fluent in Serbian, English and Greek.

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BOARD MEMBER : ALEX SARATSIS

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Alex Saratsis has been a certified NBA agent for over 15 years now, successfully managing careers of well known NBA players for all these years. Born in 1980, Saratsis has an international flavour as he speaks Spanish and Greek as well. Graduated from Northwestern where he studied Political Sciences, he quickly became a professional basketball agent, being the person that connects Octagon with its European branch. 

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Octagon Basketball Europe was created in order for Octagon to dynamically expand in the European market, not only as an NBA agency that places American players in Europe, but also as a top Europe-based agency that will bring the top European talents to the NBA. The branding and expertise of Octagon in the draft and the NBA for over 30 years and the extensive experience and track record of Octagon Europe personnel guarantees an ideal combination for players that aim to enter the NBA draft and also compete at the top level of European basketball.

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