One Motive Sports, LLC started out as a vision by two lifelong friends to honor the legacy of a fallen friend that passed away a few months before the company launched in 2018. The term “One Motive” has a deep meaning with our company as our one motive is to pursue being happy. We launched the company with a huge learning curve to be made, no real connections in the industry but most importantly we had ambition and drive. To be able to make a living being around the game of basketball and helping young people fulfill their dreams of playing professional basketball is a very worthwhile purpose.
The company is proudly based in our hometown of Jonesboro, Arkansas. We are proud to have placed clients all over the world and represent clients from multiple countries. Our vision is to always treat our clients and their families with the utmost respect and honesty. There is no client or deal too big, or too small. We don’t call our players just clients, we refer to them as part of the One Motive Sports Family. We believe treating our clients like family is much more important than the client feeling like “just another number”. Our focus is to always remember this no matter how big the company gets and to always put the OMS Family member first! The odds have been stacked against us from the beginning, but there is an old quote that reads “the distance is nothing when one has a motive”.
Chief Operating Officer
FIBA Licensed Agent
Thomas Sandlin is the epitome of what it is to be a “players” agent. His eagerness to always put others first and help in any way he can is going to go far in this business. Thomas has a wonderful personality that always allows him to see the good in any person and any situation. Thomas has always been a student of the game and even got a closer look at basketball at a higher level in college at Arkansas State University where he served as a team manager. The Jonesboro, Arkansas native has held various jobs in the business world before launching One Motive Sports with his lifelong friend Drew Kelso. Thomas wears many hats at OMS and is extremely dedicated to the company and to see it grow in the right way. He takes pride in developing relationships with the OMS Family members that will hopefully last long well past their playing careers. Thomas has become a student of the international game and learned and made many connections with coaches, general managers, and owners from across the world that allows us to connect with them for opportunities for our players. Thomas is everything a player could ask for in someone on their side to represent them on their quest to fulfilling their basketball dream.