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

Updated June 24, 2020 4.1k votes 363 voters 14.6k views76 items

List RulesVote 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

    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 seasons,...  more
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    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 after...  more
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    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 Belgian...  more
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    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 football at USC...  more
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    Lonzo Ball

    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2020

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
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    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 earned...  more
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    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 Indians...  more
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    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 Belgium...  more
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    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2016

    Leonard Joseph Fournette III is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the...  more
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    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, he...  more
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    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 League Baseball (MLB)....  more
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    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2014

    Ndamukong 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 football at...  more
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    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2016

    Caris Coleman LeVert (born August 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more
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    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

    Daniel Richard Green Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for...  more
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    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 3rd...  more
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    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 in...  more
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    Melvin Ingram

    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2016

    Melvin Ingram (born April 26, 1989) 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...  more
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    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2019

    Kevin Porter Jr. (born May 4, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the USC...  more
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    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2015

    Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more
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    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2018

    Yannick Nicolas Ngakoue is an American football defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. As a true freshman at Maryland in...  more
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    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 honors in...  more
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    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 made his MLB debut...  more
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    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 2017...  more
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    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 played college...  more
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    Marcus Rashford

    Signed to Roc Nation Sports: 2020

    Marcus Rashford (born 31 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. ...more