Posts

Randy Reed to Play in Argentina

IPZ Athlete Will Continue 2017-18 Campaign with Centro Español Plottier

WARREN, NJ, March 5, 2018 – Randy Reed has signed a professional contract with Centro Español Plottier (Argentina – TNA) for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

Reed began his sophomore season as a pro with Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia – SBL) and averaged 23.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.9 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game through seven contests. He also shot 64.7% from the field and 43.6% from beyond the arc; Reed led his team to a 6-1 record.

“I’m blessed to be going to play in my third country, it never gets old,” said Reed. “When I was 16, nobody would’ve, honestly, thought I would be on my third professional team. I’m looking forward to going to Argentina to play for Centro Español Plottier to make a playoff/championship push. I can’t wait to get started. Thank you, God.”

“We couldn’t be happier that Randy has signed with Centro Español Plottier,” said IPZ Managing Director Jeff Curtin. “He’s an amazing player and hard-worker who deserves the opportunity to continue showcasing his skills and helping his team win games. We are confident that Argentina will be a terrific place for Randy to advance his career.”

About IPZ: IPZ represents clients in sports, media, and entertainment, providing management, contract negotiations, consulting, public relations and marketing communications support. The company, an alliance with Zito Partners, is built on the integrity of its professionals, maintains a family focus, and provides whole life solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs. For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

RANDY REED JOINS CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

IPZ Athlete to Play for Al Ittihad

WARREN, NJ, November 20, 2017 – Randy Reed has signed a professional contract with Al Ittihad Club (Saudi Arabia – SBL) for the 2017-2018 season.

The 6-foot-6 swingman played for JS El Menzah (Tunisia – Ligue 1) as a rookie last season. Reed was selected to play against the Tunisian National Team in his league’s All-Star game. During the 2016-2017 season, Reed compiled a handful of 30+ point performances and recorded a career-high 34 points in one contest.

Reed joins Al Ittihad who is Saudi Arabia’s back-to-back defending champion in its highest tier league.

“I am very excited to play for the prestigious Al Ittihad,” said Reed. “This is a great opportunity for me and my family, and I plan to make the most of it. Thank you to IPZ for guiding me during the off-season. Thank you to my family for the continued faith and motivation. Glory to God!”

“We couldn’t be happier for Randy,” said Shawn Farmer, IPZ’s managing director of basketball. “He’s a hard-worker, intelligent, all-around great person and player, we can’t say enough about him. Randy will be a major asset to a club that is known for its success.”

About IPZ: IPZ is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com. 

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs. For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

###

Media Contact:

Kyrsten Van Natta
(862) 205-9841
kyrsten@ipzusa.com

How To Make It Overseas

Randy Reed Shares His Story on Becoming a Professional Basketball Player

Prior to signing with IPZ, Randy Reed was persistent in his pursuit of making his dream come true – to become a professional basketball player.

Reed finished out his collegiate career at the University of Omaha in March 2016, but knew he wasn’t ready for his time on the hardwood to come to a close.

One year later, his dream is a reality.

Reed signed a professional contract with Jeunesse Sportive d’El Menzah in September 2016. Since arriving in Tunisia in early October, Reed has put together an impressive rookie season, averaging more than 20 points per game. In February, he was selected to the all-star game in which the best foreign players squared off against the Tunisian National Team.

He shared his formula on “How to Make it Overseas.”

  1. Immediately after finishing college career, get a highlight tape and full game film.
  1. Get in contact with agents, owners, consultants, and players, gathering as much information as possible.
  1. Go to an exposure camp. If you perform well at your first, only play in that one and be sure to get film from it. It’s not recommended to participate in more than two.
  1. After finding an agent, wait patiently and grind. Grind every single day. Do a ton of research on the different styles and rules of FIBA basketball.

As a rookie without the biggest college or the greatest stats, it can be very frustrating, but you have to trust God and trust the process. Stay humble and stay hungry. Remember the dream and learn from the people before you that seeing another country for an extended period of time is incredible. A lot of people never leave their state – let alone the country – and even less people are able to play the sport they love professionally.

RANDY REED SELECTS IPZ

Professional Basketball Player Signs with InterperformancesUSA

WARREN, NJ, February 7, 2017 – Randy Reed, a former standout at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and current professional basketball player competing overseas, has chosen InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) for representation, the company announced today.

Reed plays for Jeunesse Sportive d’El Menzah in Tunisia in the top tier of Ligue 1. Reed has had three 30-plus point games this season, with a career high of 34. The St. Louis, MO, native stands at 6’6, and plays both the guard and forward positions.

Prior to signing his professional contract in late September 2016, Reed was a spark for the UN Omaha Mavericks, shooting 51 percent from the field and 76 percent from the stripe during his senior campaign.

In the 2014-2015 season, as a junior, Reed transferred to Omaha from St. Louis Community College. He was appointed to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court and was named to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll.

Before becoming a Maverick, Reed earned Third Team All-America Honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association in the 2013-2014 season playing for St. Louis Community College.

“Based on my research, IPZ is both prestigious and professional. I wanted to sign with an agency that has big dreams and goals like I do, as well as an agency that values a family atmosphere,” said Reed. “I was introduced by a long time friend of mine and he has high praise for the agency. I want to thank God for this amazing opportunity.”

“Randy is a physical player who has the ability to take over a game, as he has on several occasions this year,” said Robert Zito, Managing Partner of IPZ. “He is constantly improving and shares the values we share as a company.”

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

###
 

Media Contact:

Kyrsten Van Natta
(862) 205-9841
kyrsten@ipzusa.com