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 its 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

AMARAH COLEMAN

AMARAH COLEMAN

Ferrol

Height: 5'11" Point Guard

BRANDON WALTERS

BRANDON WALTERS

Tokyo Excellence

Height: 6'10" Forward/Center

BREANNA LEWIS

BREANNA LEWIS

BC Beroe

Height: 6'5" Center

BREANNA RICHARDSON

BREANNA RICHARDSON

Rishon LeZion

Height: 6'1" Forward

BRITTANY BOYD

BRITTANY BOYD

New York Liberty

Height: 5'9" Point Guard

DAMIAN SAUNDERS

DAMIAN SAUNDERS

AVAILABLE 2018-19

Height: 6'8" Forward

GERRY BLAKES

GERRY BLAKES

Cantu

Height: 6'4" Point Guard

IMANI MCGEE-STAFFORD

IMANI MCGEE-STAFFORD

Atlanta Dream

Height: 6'7" Center

ISAIAH BRISCOE

ISAIAH BRISCOE

Orlando Magic

Height: 6'3" Point Guard

JERRY EVANS JR

JERRY EVANS JR

AVAILABLE 2018-19

Height: 6'8" Small Forward

KARIMA CHRISTMAS-KELLY

KARIMA CHRISTMAS-KELLY

Dallas Wings

Height: 6' Guard/Forward

MARCEL ROBINSON

MARCEL ROBINSON

CB Clavijo

Height: 6'5" Guard/Forward

MIKAYLA COWLING

MIKAYLA COWLING

Connecticut Sun

Height: 6'2" Small Forward

MORGAN TUCK

MORGAN TUCK

Connecticut Sun

Height: 6'2" Forward

PENINA DAVIDSON

PENINA DAVIDSON

Adelaide

Height: 6'3" Forward

RESHANDA GRAY

RESHANDA GRAY

Uni Gyor

Height: 6'3" Forward/Center

SANIYA CHONG

SANIYA CHONG

BC Beroe

Height: 5'8" Point Guard

SHAQUILLE THOMAS

SHAQUILLE THOMAS

AVAILABLE 2018-19

Height: 6'7" Forward

SHAVONTE ZELLOUS

SHAVONTE ZELLOUS

New York Liberty

Height: 5'10" Guard

TANAYA ATKINSON

TANAYA ATKINSON

Adelantados

Height: 5'11" Guard/Forward

"Good Players Inspire Themselves Great Players Inspire Others"

MARKETING

"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.

DRAFT PREP

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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