ABOUT

Our Philosophy

“I believe in every player that I represent, as a player, and a person.”

–Brian Dyke, Founder

Shibumi Sports is a boutique sports agency deeply rooted in the belief that a company can embody a small family atmosphere, while yielding enormous results for its clients.

Intentionally selective; built on personally cultivated relationships, Shibumi’s leadership is intimately involved in the day-to-day and game-to-game affairs of it’s athletes—from daily client scouting calls to game review and analysis, and frequent attendance.

Brian Dyke

Brian Dyke is a player-agent with 18 years of extensive experience positioning top-tier athletes for professional success.

Founder of Shibumi Sports, launched in 2000, Brian’s expertise includes player draft preparation and professional team workout coordination, negotiating professional player/team contracts, and securing marketing contracts for his clients with companies like Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Coca-Cola, 2K Sports and EA Sports.

Prior to starting his own boutique agency, Brian worked for Creative Talent Management. During his three-year tenure, the company signed numerous first round NBA draft picks, where he managed marketing, client relations and player development.

John “Jay” Baptiste

Jay Baptiste joined Shibumi Sports in 2008 to assist in building up the agency’s WNBA and International divisions.

An 11-year industry-veteran with a background in marketing and sponsorship working with McDonald’s, Alltel Wireless, Verizon Wireless, AARP and Russell Athletic, he started his own agency, Gladiator Sports, after working for NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff for a number of years. Gladiator Sports was founded to assist male and female players in securing professional contracts in Europe; helping many players achieve their dream of playing professional basketball.

CLIENTS

Karima Christmas

Karima Christmas

Team Indiana Fever College: Duke Years Pro: 3 Height: 6’ 0”

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

Team: USC College: USC Years Coaching: 9 Position: Head Coach

Aaryn Ellenberg

Aaryn Ellenberg

Team: Konin (Poland) College: Oklahoma Years Pro: 1 Height: 5’ 7”

Jerry Evans

Jerry Evans

Team: Apoel (Cyprus) College: Nevada Years Pro: 1 Height: 6’ 8”

Alexis Hornbuckle

Alexis Hornbuckle

Team: HR Le-Zion (Israel) College: Tennessee Years Pro: 7 Height: 5’ 10”

Grant Jerrett

Grant Jerrett

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder College: Arizona Years Pro: 2 Height: 6’ 10”

Darius Morris

Darius Morris

Team: Brooklyn Nets College: Michigan Years Pro: 3 Height: 6’ 5”

Plenette Pierson

Plenette Pierson

Team: NY Liberty College: Texas Tech Years Pro: 11 Height: 6’ 2”

Damian Saunders

Damian Saunders

Team: Aomori Watts (Japan) College: Duquesne Years Pro: 4 Height: 6’ 7”

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Team: Houston Rockets High School: Oak Hill Academy Years Pro: 10 Height: 6’ 9”

Shavonte Zellous

Shavonte Zellous

Team: Indiana Fever College: Pittsburgh Years Pro: 5 Height: 5’ 10”

"Good Players Inspire Themselves Great Players Inspire Others"

MARKETING

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"You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great"

COMMUNITY

The Shibumi Sports family is extremely dedicated to giving back to the community. Charitable contributions are an important way the agency and each of its clients achieves this goal—contributing time, materials, free clinics and monetary donations.

Since its founding, Shibumi has contributed nearly $1,000,000 through fundraising and donations. Benefitting charities including the Valerie Fund, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Salvation Army, the Athlete Relief Fund for Haiti, and Habitat for Humanity.

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DRAFT PREP

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In preparation for the NBA draft, Shibumi Sports’ leadership focuses on getting its clients ready for the NBA Combine and individual team workouts–Body and Mind–by developing and executing customized programs that are specified to each client’s personal needs:

  • Training
  • Agility and Speed
  • Basketball Skills
  • Yoga/Pilates
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Diet and Nutrition Management
  • Mental and Emotional Fortitude Skills
  • Team and Media Interview Preparation

CONTACT

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