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Providing a comprehensive suite of services, including contract negotiations, marketing and endorsement opportunities, financial planning, legal support, and career guidance, Young Money APAA Sports ensures that our clients are equipped to navigate their professional journey seamlessly. Our agency is dedicated to empowering athletes to build successful careers and leave lasting legacies.

At the core of our ethos is the unwavering focus on maximizing the potential of athletes both on and off the field. With unrivaled expertise in industry connections, team placement, and contract negotiations, our agents are pivotal in shaping the trajectory of our clients' careers.

Our ultimate goal at YMAPAA is to cultivate generational wealth for our clients beyond the confines of the field or court, extending to the prosperity of their families. Young Money APAA Sports stands as a paragon of excellence, driven by a commitment to unparalleled service and the enduring success of the athletes we proudly represent.

Presently, Young Money APAA Sports stands as a global leader, providing unparalleled agency and marketing services to professional athletes worldwide. Our clients are more than just individuals we represent; they are our family. We proudly advocate for the world's most esteemed athletes, both on and off the court or field. Our agents are unrivaled in industry connections, team placement, and contract negotiations as well as NIL marketing. 


Understanding the marketing potential of our clients and their ability to generate additional revenue through endorsements, appearances, and other lucrative opportunities, Young Money APAA Sports has established a dedicated marketing division within our organization. To date, we have successfully secured millions of dollars of marketing engagements for our clients.

With a commitment to personalized attention and an expansive network of industry affiliations, Young Money APAA Sports stands as the beacon guiding athletes through the intricacies of professional sports. Our mission is to empower athletes, aiding them in making judicious decisions that harmonize with their enduring objectives.

Established in 2019 through the strategic union of APAA Sports and Young Money Sports, Young Money APAA Sports embodies a rich legacy of excellence. Originating with Adie von Gontard's stewardship of APAA Sports in 2016, specializing in NBA and NFL player representation and marketing ventures, the agency's trajectory intersected with the visionary efforts of Lil' Wayne and Tez Bryant, founders of Young Money Sports.


Pioneering success prior to the merger, APAA Sports and Young Money Sports individually marked significant milestones, with Young Money Sports acquiring Player's Rep in 2017 as a testament to their foresight and ambition.


The zenith of this collaboration was the triumphant representation of the number 3 overall NFL draft pick, Quinnen Williams, and his brother Quincy Williams drafted in the 3rd round, in 2019. Subsequently, our roster expanded to include esteemed athletes such as Jalen Hurts, Mecole Hardman, Willie Cauley-Stein, Issac Okoro & Charles Bassey.

About us




NFL & NBA Agent



Rapper & Influencer



Rapper & Influencer



Rapper & Influencer

Adie von Gontard


Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter


Cortez "Tez" Bryant


Adie von Gontard @adie_vongontard

NBPA Certified Agent, NFL Agent, CEO & Co-Founder.

Adie was immersed in sports his entire life as his great grandfather founded Anheuser-Busch and also owned the St. Louis Cardinals for many years. After graduating with double-major in Real Estate Finance and Sports Management from Southern Methodist University, Adie spent the early years of his career primarily focusing on sports marketing due to his forward and creative thinking. He created unprecedented wealth for his clients by securing not only large endorsements but equity ownership in companies that continue to grow into national powerhouses. He formed APAA Sports Group because he understood the value of having all of the necessary services that clients demand under one agency, something he saw that many other companies failed to address. Adie pitched the Young Money and APAA Sports merger in 2019, which went on to secure top NFL and NBA Draft picks years down the road. Adie represents Issac Okoro, Willie Cauley-Stein, Charles Bassey and many more.

Agents & Leadership

Daveed Cohen @daveedcohen

NBPA Certified Agent and VP of Player Marketing & Brand Partnerships, & NIL Department Lead. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Marketing Communications, Daveed excelled in a multitude of roles within the sports industry, having worked at the UofA Athletics Department and Impact Basketball. Additionally, Daveed brings over a decade's worth of experience in the negotiation space having secured corp partnerships with national brands such as Nike, 7-11, Sport Clips, Chill's, and Petco while working for tech giant Yelp. In his current role with YMAPAA, Daveed is involved in all aspects of client representation, including player endorsements, recruiting, NBA Draft preparation, and NBA free agency. Daveed represents Charles Bassey and leads our NIL department.

Peter von Gontard

NFL Agent, Co-Owner, MBA LEED AP

Peter is part owner of YMAPAA and brother to Adie von Gontard. Peter became a NFL Sports Agent for YMAPAA Sports Agency in 2018 and has represented numerous draft picks and veterans in the NFL.  Peter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University in 2007 with a degree in Finance / Real Estate.  Furthermore, he received a MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2011.

In the past, Peter has continued to pursue his passion for Real Estate and development.  Through acquisition/deposition of properties for his personal family, he has negotiated well over $100 million in assets.

Peter has honed in his skills and past experience to always capture the largest contracts and payouts for his clients.  His well-rounded background also allows him to assist his clients with all facets of their lives not just a player’s contract negation.  This includes experience and expertise in: company formation, home purchase/sale negotiation, planning for financial success off the field, and advice on various player investments.

Ali Ghaza @game7ali

Ali currently serves as Vice President of Basketball Operations for Young Money APAA Sports. By obsessing over the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, Salary Cap, and Analytics, Ali works everyday to develop clever and unique opportunities for clients to exceed their earning potential, both on and off the court. After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Ali began interning for YMAPAA in 2018 while in Law School at Southern Methodist University. He quickly rose through the ranks due to his tenacity and commitment to negotiate the best possible outcomes for clients. Additionally, Ali serves as in-house counsel for a commercial real estate firm where he brings elite expertise and experience in a critical field that affects athletes. By understanding all aspects of a real estate investment, Ali is able to provide numerous resources as it pertains to commercial real estate representation, single asset acquisitions, portfolio acquisitions, recapitalizations, dispositions, developments, and more.

Ray Haija @drrayhaija

 Ray serves as an NFL Certified Agent and Executive Vice President of Football Operations at YOUNG MONEY APAA, bringing over ten years of experience in the industry.

Ray is fluent in areas regarding contract negotiation, player association legalities, endorsements, sponsorships, and draft preparation, and has negotiated multiple second and third contracts totaling over $100m in negotiated deals. He holds a PhD from Virginia Tech, an MA from Harvard University, an MBA from University of Roehampton in London, and attended law school at NWCU Law. Prior to his sports agent career, Ray was a full-time University Professor, teaching courses in organizational business, political economy, and sociology at the University of Hawaii and Pacific University. In addition, Ray is a seasoned veteran in private equity and start-up projects, having served in multiple executive roles in the tech space and helped grow a Fortune 100, Best Start-Up as an equity founder.

Jeet Bhatt @agentjeet_

Jeet is a licensed attorney who serves as an NFL and NBA Agent at Young Money APAA. Jeet initiated his career in Fortune 500 law groups at major financial institutions, setting a solid legal foundation. For the past five years, Jeet has honed his skills in athlete contract negotiations at top-tier agencies.

Jeet is a staunch believer in the power of sincere client relationships, a value he brings to life in his work. His legal expertise, combined with his evolving understanding of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, makes him an effective advocate for his clients.

At Young Money APAA Sports, Jeet utilizes his wide-ranging experiences to support his clients' careers. He adeptly unravels contract complexities and provides strategic career guidance on and off the field. More than an agent or legal advisor, Jeet sees himself as a trusted ally, cultivating enduring partnerships with his clients.

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