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Agents and coaches battle for prospects

As coaches fume, agencies come up with new ways to reach players at a younger age

Originally Published: September 17, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

About to head home to Wilmington, N.C., after playing just 11 games in his freshman season, Wake Forest's Ty Walker was finishing up the spring semester when a message appeared on his Facebook page to add a friend.

The "friend" was an agent.

John Domantay, who is based in the Bay Area and represents struggling journeymen such as Korleone Young and Cory Hightower, was reaching out to a 19-year-old who scored a grand total of 10 points during his freshman season.

"He said ...

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