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Altius Basket

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ALTIUS BASKET agency

ALTIUS BASKET is a full-service basketball agency, created by Martins Berzins in September 2017 on the base of an individual basketball development school with the same name. Right now ALTIUS BASKET is representing more than 20 top Latvian men & women basketball players and most promising prospects.

Martins Berzins is the CEO of ALTIUS BASKET Agency and a FIBA licensed basketball agent. From 2010 till 2017 Martins was GM/Sports Director of Basketball club Valmiera and during that time club's main team reached 7 Latvian 1st Division play-offs, 4 semi-finals, bronze medals in 2013 and Latvian Champion title in 2016 (became the first club neither from Riga nor Ventspils in LBL 28 seasons history). In season 2016/2017 Valmiera won the Baltic Basketball League Cup.

Martins played basketball from age 6 (4 times became Latvian youth champion) till junior age (graduated basketball department). During the studies he played for Riga Stradins University basketball team.

Martins holds a Bachelor's degree in political science and Master's degree in governance and communication.

Notable facts
2021
Start of a new direction - ALTIUS BASKET women division
March 2021
2021
Rolands Smits "Copa del rey" champion with FC "Barcelona"
Madrid, february 2021
2021
janis Berzins "Suzuki Polish Cup" winner with "Zielona Gora"
Lublin, february 2021
2020
Latvian Senior NT combo guard Aigars Skele joins ALTIUS BASKET
December 2020
2020
Latvian Senior NT small forward Martins Laksa joins ALTIUS BASKET
November 2020
2020
Rolands Smits - Latvian player with the most games (177+) in ACB
November 2020
2020
Rolands Smits reached 1000+ milestone in European strongest basketball league - ACB
October 2020
2020
Janis Berzins "Polish Supercup" Winner with "Zielona Gora"
Poland, August 2020
2020
Berzins & Kaufmanis signed contracts with VTB league teams "Zielona Gora" & "Kalev/Cramo"
July & August 2020
2019
Annual Autumn meeting with partners at Wasserman: Arturo Ortega and George David
Madrid, September 2019
2019
Rolands Smits debut in Euroleague playoffs with FC "Barcelona"
IStambul, April 2019
2019
Became a certified FIBAagent
Geneva, march 2019
2019
Rolands Smits "Copa Del Rey" winner with FC "Barcelona"
Madrid, february 2019
2019
Marcis Steinbergs signed a contract with acb club "Gran Canaria"
Las Palmas, January 2019
2018
Rolands Smits debut in Euroleague with FC "Barcelona"
Moscow, October 2018
2018
Toms Skuja signed a contract with acb club "Fuenlabrada"
Madrid, september 2018
2018
Ojars Berzins signed a contract with acb club "UCAM MURCIA"
Murcia, August 2018
2018
Four agency players won silver medals at the European U18 Championship, Division A
A.Miska, D.Viksne, O.Berzins, M.Steinbergs
2017
Rinalds Malmanis debut in Euroleague with "Baskonia"
Vitoria, November 2017
2017
Rolands Smits signed a long term deal with FC "Barcelona"
Barcelona, september 2017
2016/2017
"Triobet" Baltic Basketball league CUP Winners
"Valmiera/ORDO" won BK "Ventspils" in the final
2016
"Valmiera/ORDO" Nominated for Latvian Sports Award 2016 as the Best Sports team in Latvia
2015/2016
Latvian Basketball league Champions
"Valmiera/ORDO" won "VEF/RIGA" in Game 7 of the LBL finals
2015
Meeting with one of the best NBA executives - Danny Ainge
pre-draft workouts for Janis Berzins with "Boston Celtics"
2015
"Adidas" Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy
All 3 officially invited Latvians grew up in Valmiera basketball system
2014/2015
Meeting with the President of ACB league Francisco Roca in Barcelona
Discussed about "Copa Del Rey" and latvian basketball cup
2014/2015
Official meeting with the FOUNDER and long time President of ACB league and ULEB organization Eduardo Portela IN BARCELONA
2012/2013
Latvian Basketball league bronze medals
BK "Valmiera" won "Barons/Riga" in game 5 of the lbl bronze finals
2012/2013
Organized LBL ALL Star game in Valmiera
Together with the Latvian Basketball Association
2011
Started cooperation with one of the most powerful agents in European Basketball history - Arturo Ortega
2010/2011
FIRST SEASON AS A TEAM GM/SPORTS DIRECTOR FOR BK "VALMIERA"
2010
Debut as a team manager for BK "Valmiera"