Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News
Six men’s basketball players from the area — three Dayton Flyers and three Wright State Raiders — will be paid to appear at the Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley’s Centennial Celebration on Saturday.
Dayton’s Elijah Weaver, DaRon Holmes and Lynn Greer III and Wright State’s Grant Basile, Tanner Holden and Tim Finke will take advantage of the new name, image, likeness rules that allow college athletes to profit off their fame and talents.
Matt Farrell, a member of the Catholic Social Services development committee, helped arrange the appearances, which are being sponsored by Grunder Landscaping, of Miamisburg.
“I think the thing that’s interesting is this is kind of a joint appearance by Dayton and Wright State players,” Farrell said. “I don’t know how many of those there are going to be. We’ve got probably the three biggest names on Wright State’s roster in Grant and Tanner and Tim, and I think this is the first deal that those guys have done under name, image, likeness. And they’ll do it alongside Elijah, who is probably one of the more recognizable faces and names from last year’s Dayton roster, and Lynn and DaRon, two of the new faces who I think are going to have a big impact this year.”