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In November 2018, I was elected to the City Council in Yachats on the Oregon Coast.
I met James as I was working a Basketball Operations Internship with the 76ers. I knew my internship would be ending soon, and I wanted to make sure I was making the most of my opportunity and leveraging it as fully as possible.
I’ve always believed in the importance of having a strong network. I wanted to leave the 76ers with great relationships there and move on to what came next.
James was a huge source of support and advice for me in my last couple months on the job and helped me make sure I was doing the best job possible while preparing to leave on a high note.
He’s been a huge asset to me with the feedback and suggestions he’s offered. I’m stronger in all areas across my experience, network, and skills thanks to James.
I’m working in baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates now, and James is a guy I know I can turn to for guidance.
James Kerti is an up-and-coming star in this business! He has a tireless work ethic and a keen eye for talent and evaluating prospects.
More importantly, he is a quality individual who is honest and respects the game of basketball! It’s a huge help to have a guy I know I can go to.
Our organization has been around in different forms since the 1970s, including online affiliations with Rivals.com and ESPN.
When we finally left ESPN in 2012, there was a lot of uncertainty. We were looking for an online platform to make our own, one where we could grow our base of fans and subscribers, but we didn’t have a strong technology background that would allow us to create it on our own.
One of our team members knew James from his basketball scouting work, and we got in touch.
James put together a website that allows us to support our growing premium subscriber base and cover high school sports across California. James has always followed though with what he says he’s going to do, and his help has been invaluable to us.
We’ve brought in 100,000 visitors a month thanks in large part to James’s help.
I’ve been a successful blogger since 2006, but my website needed an overhaul that was LONG overdue.
I went to James to re-create my site because I knew he could take charge of the process and give me an outstanding website that would convert traffic into sales.
He got the site done quickly and exceeded my expectations in giving me a site that works exactly like I need it to. With his expertise in marketing, conversion and analysis, he helped me increase my newsletter sign ups by a factor of three, and helped me put together an article that generated $2,500 in revenue in 24 hours.
I am really happy to work with him. His ideas are genius and inspired.
I was introduced to James when my company Global Sports Management needed a website so we could start having more of a presence online. We’ve been in operation since 1991, running multi-team college basketball tournaments and foreign tours, but we didn’t have much experience online.
James built our company a website we’re happy with so that we could promote our events more online.
We’ve since hired him to build another website for the new Emerald Coast Classic tournament we’re running in Florida.
He got both sites done quickly and has always been very responsive when we need help.
We’re especially proud of the Emerald Coast Classic site and how it increases the profile of the event.
I was blown away by James’s insight, the strategies and suggestions he offered for advancing my career, and his willingness to help me connect with the perfect people for me.
Quite honestly, I highly doubt I could have gotten the basketball operations internships without James.
I’ve been wanting to get my foot in the door in the NBA with basketball operations for quite some time and I’ve finally gotten that chance with his help.
Not every scout knows what to look for in prospects, but James gets it! He has a great feel for evaluating prospects and always asks the right questions to get great answers.
One of the best in the business–a huge resource for college coaches.
My scouting service has been around since 1983. We’ve been online for over 16 years, and it was time for us to upgrade our website.
I was introduced to James and he helped get a new website up and running for the scouting service, making sure all of our premium subscription content was available to the fans and college basketball coaches who subscribe, while also being compliant with NCAA scouting service guidelines.
James also set it up so that we could sell physical and digital products like my new book How To Get Recruited through the website.
I would highly recommend James Kerti to anybody who wants to follow in our footsteps and either publish a brand new web site or give the one they have a new look. He does what he says he’s going to do, does everything in a very professional manner, and also knows a lot about basketball.
Usually when I work with designers/developers, I’m worried about whether or not they’ll be capable of creating something beautiful and functional (meaning, something that converts well). Not with James. He has a deep understanding of marketing and business and has the rare ability of seeing how beautiful design, marketing, and serving the customer fit together. This makes him a “triple threat”… something truly special in the world of web design/development.
With his expertise, he was able to create something for me that provides users with an amazing experience and converts for my business. As a result, the people I’m servicing win and so do I. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Recruiting is always a challenge, and James has helped make that job quite a bit easier.
His work ethic and evaluation skills are second to none.
Our program has benefited from his help!
Our event had raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research, but the website we had before was very basic and wasn’t representative of what we were achieving.
James has an insane talent. The new site he created is really impressive.
I was blown away.
We raised over $74,000 for cancer research the last two years, and James was a huge part of it.
When it comes to working with scouts, you don’t always know who you can trust and rely on.
However, James Kerti’s evaluations and information have always been accurate and on point.
No fluff. No spin.
He’s been extremely beneficial to what we do, and I recommend him to all college basketball programs.
We know he’s someone we can trust and look to when it comes to evaluating players.
When I left my newspaper job and looked to start my own website, I wasn’t quite sure where to turn. I’m glad I connected with James.
He set me up with a brand new website with a look that’s uniquely mine. It’s still working great for me years later. James’ help gave me the online platform to build my scouting service that has top colleges and NBA teams subscribing.
James is truly a ‘renaissance man’ in that he’s equally at ease and insightful in all things related to ‘the new media’, technology, writing and basketball. He’s someone who will make an impact in a lot of different venues.
I can’t imagine there being an easier, more helpful and more professional website designer/expert to work with. He makes things easily understandable for even the most technologically challenged among us!
I was lucky enough to meet James Kerti as my start-up was in its nascent stages, and since then, James’s council has helped position it as a leader in a crowded market — basketball recruiting.
He understood the value that we were bringing to market, and helped to ensure that we grew by serving our market more deeply rather than attempting to expand into adjacent areas.
This focus allowed us to delight our initial market to the point that our consumers spread the word about us, allowing us to grow by orders of magnitude without advertising or external marketing.