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

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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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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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 who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland ...more
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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2015

Justise Jon Winslow is an American professional basketball player.
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Kevin Porter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Maurice Hooker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2015

Maurice Dewayne Hooker (born August 7, 1989) is an American Professional boxer who held the WBO light welterweight title from June 2018 to July 2019. Hooker turned professional in 2011 and ...more
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CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 11 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), commonly known as CC Sabathia, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more
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Marcus Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked
Marcus Wilson
Marcus Ali Dwayne Wilson is a retired professional basketball player, who played his career in a variety of places across the world including Europe, South America and the United States. He is ...more
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Eric Bailly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Eric Bertrand Bailly (born 12 April 1994) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club Manchester United and the Ivory Coast national team. Mainly a central ...more
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Victor Cruz 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

Victor Michael Cruz is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played ...more
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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2017

Josh Hart (born March 6, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the ...more
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Romelu Lukaku 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

Romelu Menama Lukaku is a Belgian footballer who plays as a striker for English club Everton and the Belgium national team. In January 2014, he was named by The Guardian as one of the ten most ...more
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Kahlil McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Reginald Kahlil McKenzie Jr. (born January 3, 1997) is an American football guard for the Kansas City Chiefs. He is the son of former NFL linebacker and Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie ...more
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Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Jalen Anthony Rose is a retired American professional basketball player and current sports analyst with ESPN. In college, he was a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines' "Fab ...more
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Rudy Gay is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Patrick McCaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked
Patrick Andrew McCaw (born October 25, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
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Zhaire Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Zhaire Smith (born June 4, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Texas
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Jaire Alexander 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

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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Greg Stroman Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

Greg Stroman Jr. (born March 8, 1996) is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at ...more
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Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2015

Willie Trill Cauley-Stein (born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. on August 18, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ...more
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Skylar Diggins is listed (or ranked) 25 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). She was drafted 3rd ...more