February 17, 2022
Klutch Sports Group establishes women’s basketball division, adds A’ja Wilson and Aliyah Boston as clients
'Women are some of the most electrifying and inspiring athletes in the world, and Klutch is excited and honored to be a part of that story,' said Rich Paul
Klutch Sports Group is launching a women’s basketball division, the agency announced today. Clients include Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson and guard Chelsea Gray, Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray and South Carolina center Aliyah Boston. The agency also signed high school player Juju Watkins last week.
“When I started this agency a decade ago, I envisioned Klutch playing a role in empowering all athletes. Women are some of the most electrifying and inspiring athletes in the world, and Klutch is excited and honored to be a part of that story,” said Rich Paul, Klutch Sports Group founder and CEO.
Klutch Sports Group launched as an NBA agency. Its client roster includes four-time NBA All-Star Draymond Green and three-time NBA All-Star Ben Simmons. Klutch previously added an NFL division, representing clients like DeVonta Smith and Chase Young.
Agent Jade-Li English joins Klutch to spearhead the new women’s basketball division, which includes WNBA, college and high school players.
Wilson was selected first overall by the Las Vegas Aces in 2018 and won WNBA Rookie of the Year. In addition, the three-time WNBA All-Star was named the 2020 WNBA MVP and won an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. Wilson won an NCAA championship in 2017 with South Carolina.
Chelsea Gray is a four-time WNBA All-Star and won a WNBA championship in 2016 with the Los Angeles Sparks and an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.
Allisha Gray was selected fourth overall in the 2017 WNBA Draft, coming off an NCAA championship with the South Carolina Gamecocks. The 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year won a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ 3×3 women’s competition.
Boston, a center for South Carolina, led the Gamecocks to two SEC Tournament championships and one SEC regular-season title. She won the Lisa Leslie Award as the best center in NCAA women’s basketball in 2020 and 2021. She projects as a top pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft and joins Klutch for NIL representation.
Juju Watkins, a junior at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, was named Sports Illustrated‘s 2020 Sports Kid of the Year. The 2020 Los Angeles Times girls basketball Player of the Year was also a 2021 FIBA Under-16 gold medalist and the tournament MVP.