Austin Reilly (second from right) with (L-R) partner Reggie Berry, client Austin Reaves and his trainer Allen Watson
Austin Reilly (second from right) with (L-R) partner Reggie Berry, client Austin Reaves and his trainer Allen Watson

 AARON REILLY is a 2003 graduate of Toms River North where he played four years of baseball for the Mariners.  Following graduation it was on to Albright College and then Villanova University Law School.

Sometime shortly after that Reilly began showing up at the Jersey Shore Basketball League, a summer league for college and pro players in Belmar.  Reilly had aspirations on being a sports agent and his calling card was a personality which allowed him to speak with players…many of them who of course had no idea who he was. One of those players was Marcus Toney-El, who was a key player for Seton Hall in the early 2000’s.  At the time he had played a couple of seasons in Japan but was looking for another destination and Reilly found one for him…in Australia.

Along with his partner Reggie Berry (former player at Western Michigan) they formed AMR Agency and have placed a significant number of players on overseas rosters.  Right now they are focusing on client AUSTIN REAVES, who averaged 18.3ppg last season for the University of Oklahoma and is projected to be a mid-second round pick when the NBA draft is held on July 29th.  Reaves has moved to Newark and is working out daily with a trainer.

I talked with Reilly about how and why he became an agent and more including a Todd Frazier story from his high school days playing baseball against the “Toddfather.”


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