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Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked 

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Updated August 2, 2019 1.8k votes 171 voters 5.4k views 77 items

List Rules Vote up the most talented athletes signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports agency

Every athlete signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports has had a hand in helping the hip-hop mogul establish his sports agency as a premier destination for both established and up-and-coming athletes. Star athletes across basketball, baseball, and boxing like Kyrie Irving, Yoenis Cespedes, and Andre Ward have entrusted their careers to Jay-Z as Roc Nation Sports clients and they have been repaid with money and prestige. 

Jay-Z formed Roc Nation Sports in 2013 by an agreement with talent agency Creative Arts Agency, and the agency's first big move was to sign baseball star Robinson Cano. Among the other early top clients signed to Roc Nation were the NFL's Victor Cruz and Geno Smith and WNBA player Skylar Diggins-Smith.

So who are the best players signed to Roc Nation Sports? Which players will help define the Roc Nation Sports legacy in the coming years, and maybe more important to Jay-Z's bottom line, which athletes are likely to attract more talent to the Roc Nation Sports roster?

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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked
Saquon Barkley

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Saquon Barkley (born February 9, 1997) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State for three ...more
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2019

Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Rookie of the Year ...more
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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2015

Todd Jerome Gurley II (born August 3, 1994) is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia where he ...more
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Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player, current sports analyst for ESPN, and cofounder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. In college, ...more
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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2017

John Sherman "JuJu" Smith-Schuster (born November 22, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Ndamukong Suh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2014

Ndamukong Ngwa Suh ( in-DAH-mə-kin SOO, born January 6, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college ...more
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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Daniel Richard Green Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2016

Leonard Joseph Fournette III is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the ...more
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Yoenis Céspedes ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2014

Yoenis Céspedes Milanés (born October 18, 1985), nicknamed La Potencia, is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more
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Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2013

Robinson José Canó Mercedes (Spanish pronunciation: [ka'no]; born October 22, 1982) is a Dominican-American professional baseball second baseman for the New York Mets of Major ...more
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Yannick Ngakoue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Yannick Nicolas Ngakoue is an American football defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. As a true freshman at ...more
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Melvin Ingram is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked
Melvin Ingram

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2016

Melvin Ingram is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of South Carolina, and earned ...more
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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2015

Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke ...more
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Skylar Diggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2013

Skylar Kierra Diggins-Smith (born August 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Diggins was drafted ...more
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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2014

Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr. (born July 21, 1980) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Cleveland ...more
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Jaire Alexander is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Jaire Zakar Alexander is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville, and was drafted by the Packers ...more
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Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2014

Desmond Demond Bryant (born November 4, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma State, where he earned All-American ...more
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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2016

Rudy Carlton Gay Jr. (born August 17, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'8" small forward ...more
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Kevin Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2019

Kevin Porter Jr. (born May 4, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ...more
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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2016

Caris Coleman LeVert (born August 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Romelu Lukaku is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroːmeːlu luˈkaːku]; born 13 May 1993) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Inter Milan and the ...more
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Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2019

Kevin De Bruyne (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɛvɪn də ˈbrœynə]; born 28 June 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the ...more
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Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2013

Victor Michael Cruz (born November 11, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at UMass, and signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in ...more
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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked
Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He unexpectedly led a winning ...more