A lifelong dream of becoming a sports agent became a reality for Drew Kelso in 2018 when One Motive Sports was launched. Drew originally had every intention of becoming a sports agent all of his life. Drew was born and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas while moving around a little bit during and after college to different states. While attending college on a basketball scholarship, he was a Sports Management major that eventually switched to Business Administration after transferring schools. Drew played collegiately all four years at both the junior college level and NAIA level. Growing up he played at a very high level of AAU basketball with future NBA players, Euroleague players, and with/against many other players who played all over the world. With this it has built connections and an understanding of what it truly means to not only be a professional athlete but to stay one. While in college, Drew opened an online retail business out of his dorm room that turned out to be very successful. Although the original plan was to be an agent, life shaped a little differently at the time and Drew learned the value of owning his own business and learning the highs and lows that come with being self-employed and the art of making a deal. This has transcended into a much better understanding of the business aspect of the sports agency business. Being able to combine the love of basketball and business, he really has an understanding of both sides of the fence. Drew’s “family first” mentality starts at home with his wife Taylor and daughter Hadley who was born in April of 2019. His core values are his faith, family, and sense of doing the right thing.
Like the rest of the One Motive Sports Agency staff, Jordan Pierce is following his lifelong dream to becoming a sports agent. Jordan was born in Chicago, Illinois but raised in Woodland Hills, California. Jordan graduated with his Bachelor's in Economics with a minor in Sports Management from California Lutheran University. Jordan knows what it is like to be an athlete as well, as he spent four years playing football for California Lutheran. Jordan has been around professionals in both basketball and football his entire life and knows he has what it takes to become a very successful agent. Jordan's values in hard work, doing the right thing, and building personal relationships with players are all things that are going to make him a great agent at One Motive Sports. He is a NBPA and FIBA certified agent. He also brings in a wealth of knowledge in the business realm with his Economics background. As OMS has begun to grow it is important to bring someone on with the types of qualities that Jordan posseses.
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 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.