University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball player CJ Fredrick enters an NIL partnership with the Riley Decker Companies, a family of staffing brands that is headquartered in Cincinnati.
Fredrick is from the Greater Cincinnati area. He attended high school at Covington Catholic in Northern Kentucky. He led Covington Catholic to a state title and was Kentucky Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year in 2017-2018. He went on to play at the University of Iowa for 3 seasons, his first year as a redshirt. He transferred to the University of Kentucky last year and has 2 years of remaining eligibility. He is impactful off the court as well, volunteering at soup kitchens and youth basketball camps when he has free time in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.
In a released statement from the Riley Decker, Nick Van Zile, VP of Operations for the organization’s Job Center Staffing group says, “We are excited to have CJ represent the Riley Decker Companies’ brands. While CJ is a great basketball player, he is an even better person that comes from a great local family. He is also a great role model for those aspiring to be a student-athlete which makes this partnership a no brainer. We are excited to support CJ’s successes in the classroom and on the court!”
Riley Decker Companies is led by a former college athlete, Kyle Decker, CEO and Co-founder, who is passionate about the opportunities for student-athletes. He experienced firsthand the challenges that come with being dedicated to school, athletics, and managing financials. The NIL athletes who partner with Riley Decker Companies will assist in attracting internal talent to the Riley Decker Companies from their respective college campuses, and also assist in client and business development relationship building.
Riley Decker Companies is a family of staffing brands servicing the light industrial, skilled trades, and healthcare staffing segments. The company, made up of The Job Center Staffing, MOR Talent Solutions, and Galaxy Healthcare, has been recognized regionally and nationally for their sustained growth and employee engagement. Their mission is to change lives through the power of employment.