Prominent NBA agent Omar Wilkes has agreed to become the head of basketball for Klutch Sports, clearing the way for Rich Paul to expand his scope as the company’s CEO, sources told ESPN.
Wilkes has been an agent with Octagon for eight years, where his clients include Atlanta‘s Trae Young and Cam Reddish, Toronto‘s OG Anunoby and potential No. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards of Georgia.
Paul will continue to work closely with Klutch’s clients and recruiting efforts in basketball, sources said. The hiring of Wilkes to strengthen Klutch’s basketball division allows Paul more freedom to expand his duties overseeing burgeoning divisions in the NFL and MLB.
UTA made a significant investment last July in Klutch Sports, which has grown a sizable group of NFL and MLB clients.