Scouts

Scott Bejcek

Scott Bejcek-Owner

sbejcek@premierscouting.com

sbejcek@premierscoutingcamps.com

Scott has a BBA in Sports Management and an MSA in Sports Administration, with a concentration in high school and college athletics administration. He has worked in several fields of the athletic industry, including top-level youth soccer, Minor League Baseball, Indoor Football, Private Clubs, and Junior Hockey in the OHL. Scott, as the owner, in addition to scouting, concentrates on the business and event management aspect of Premier Scouting.

Mike Horn

Mike Horn-Scout/Consultant Advisor-Head of Florida Recruiting-Director of Baseball Development

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Originally  from New Jersey, Mike has relocated to Florida to further his career in  the Sports Industry. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Southern  College and a Certificate from Sports Management Worldwide after  successfully completing the Baseball GM and Scouting course. He is a  member of SABR (Society of American Baseball Research) and has  experience with most computer software used throughout Major League  Baseball.
Growing up, Mike played AAU travel baseball with  the North Jersey Rangers where they played in tournaments up and down  the East coast. He played high school baseball at River Dell Regional  High School where he achieved 1st Team All-League and 2nd Team  All-County. Mike had the talent to play College baseball but didn’t get  the proper exposure needed. He accepted an academic scholarship to  Florida Southern College and had a walk on tryout. However, he was not  eligible to tryout his freshman year due to the lack of guidance  regarding the NCAA Clearing House procedures. This forced him to wait  another year to tryout. After having one of his best tryouts, Mike was  cut from the team and eventually transferred to Bergen Community College  in New Jersey.
Mike was the starting first baseman and  designated hitter for Bergen CC. While Mike was playing, Bergen CC had  the most wins in school history and made the playoffs for the first time  in fifteen years. He also led the team to be nationally ranked for the  first time in school history. Mike was nominated to be an All-American.  Even though he didn’t receive the honors, Mike and his teammates  revamped the Bergen CC baseball program.
Due to some injuries, Mike had to stop playing  competitive baseball and has since gone into coaching, training, and  scouting. He coached one season at his High School and won the Junior  Varsity Championship. Mike also worked at a couple of training  facilities before receiving his Certificate from Sports Management  Worldwide.
Mike is currently the Head Coach of the Bartow  Braves in the CFABL (Central Florida Amateur Baseball League). Mike’s  goal is to help as many high school athletes as he can so they have a  better and less stressful college experience!

Ari Abazi

Ari Abazi-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Director of International Recruiting and Soccer Development

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A graduate of Northwood  University, Abazaj attained a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with  a double major in International Business and Management. A Tirana  Albania native, Ariel moved with his family to Detroit Michigan at the  age of 10 years old. Abazaj played basketball since childhood in Albania  and also had a stint with the youth basketball academy of legendary  club, Partizani Tirana, with which he still holds strong affiliations  to. Never forgetting his love for the game, that would one day, along  with his entrepreneurial spirit, help found what would be A&A  International Sports Group. A&A is an entity of athlete  representatives with networking contacts in Eastern Europe and North  America, accommodating athletes needs in furthering their sporting  careers. Abazaj also operated as a consultant, representative, and  liaison to athletes during his time there, with a major focus in  basketball and soccer. Through this, he has gained a valuable contacts  and networks, becoming well associated in a number of areas. He  possesses connections with players, coaches, athletic programs and  academies in Eastern Europe. Ariel was an assistant coach to University  Liggett’s middle school varsity basketball team in 2012-2013.
Most recently, Ariel held a position with the  Albanian Football Association in the marketing department and their  National Teams Sector. During his time there, Ariel assisted and was  particularly responsible for the development and implementation of a  scouting system for their youth national teams, specifically working  with U-19 and U-17 players in the European regions. Now, he is serving  as the International USA Representative to the Albanian Football  Association. Ariel acts as the primary point of contact to the Albanian  Football Association in regards to scouting possible talent for their  youth national teams.  He currently lives and works in the Detroit  metropolitan area. Representing Premier, Ariel is conducting  collaborative programs with international sports agencies, clubs,  schools and academies to expand the company’s global outreach.
He is an avid soccer fan and also enjoys volleyball and tennis.

Burke Granger

Burke Granger-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Head of Recruiting, Southern Ohio and Kentucky

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Located in Columbus, Ohio, Burke travels the Midwest to evaluate amateur talent in preparation for the MLB Draft, while also covering the Triple-A International and Class A Midwest Leagues for 2080Baseball.com, a site that offers insights into the world of minor league, international, and amateur scouting through prospect videos, scouting reports, podcasts, and rankings.  In 2010, he launched ProspectJunkies.com, a site devoted to scouting and analyzing the top prospects in baseball.  Burke played baseball at Sinclair Community College, and holds a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School.  Passionate about discussing prospects, his work has been featured on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.

"I’m thrilled to join the Premier Scouting Service community where I can draw upon my own experiences to help student athletes accomplish their goal of continuing their athletic and academic career.”

Andy Swenson

Andy Swenson-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Head of Recruiting, Northwest United States

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Andy is a native Idahoan and a 1992 graduate of Boise State University where he was a 5 year letterman for Men's Golf.  A 1987 member of the Meridian High School Athletic Hall of Fame for Golf and 2-time Idaho Junior Champion (Idaho Golf Association and Idaho Junior Golf Association), Andy's true passion is baseball which led him into coaching in 1998.  He has since been a high school (currently the Founder/President/Head Coach of the Parma American Legion Baseball Program and Director of Nike Phenom Baseball Idaho/E. Oregon) and college (Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, and 2007 League Champion in the now defunct Boise Collegiate Summer League) coach along with his duties as a MLB Associate Scout for over 21 years currently with the Cincinnati Reds.  Andy owns and operates Swenson Baseball Co. (EST. 2002 www.swensonbaseball.com) and Swenson Athletics, LLC (EST. 2010 www.comeready.com) and outfits high school, college, and professional teams and players across the country.
During his coaching career he has coached over a dozen players who have signed professional contracts (Affiliated and Independent Baseball) and to this day professional, college, and high school players seek him out for guidance and mechanical adjustments throughout the year.
"I am very excited at the opportunity to help high school student-athletes gain exposure from college coaches and programs and to educate/advise them all on the process to becoming a college student-athlete!  Having been a college student-athlete myself, I understand the process that these individuals will go through and I will parlay my experience and knowledge to them to help ease their minds and make the transition a smooth one."
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Miles Knight-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Director of Hockey Development

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My name is Miles Knight and as a Michigan native I have a deep rooted passion for ice hockey and eye for talent. My competitive career spanned through AA&AAA travel, high school varsity, and Junior-A. While I had piqued the interest of several schools, none of which were anything ideal so my competitive play ended once I aged out of juniors. Reflecting back I can admit that I was naïve to the fact that without the proper resources and connections, sometimes skill and ability alone are just not enough.  Unfortunately, I wouldn’t gain this perspective and knowledge until I immersed myself within the hockey community in ways other than as a player. Over the past 5 years I have integrated myself within the South-Eastern Michigan hockey community, sharing my knowledge and experiences via coaching, private instructing/training and mentoring. The degree of these outlets range anywhere from youth prep programs, junior prospects, and D1-D3 collegiate prospects. As member of the Premier team I am provided with an unique opportunity that allows for me to apply my business background in conjunction with my sports background to a degree  that’s rewarding for both my clients and myself. My contribution towards developing athletes and their families in ways that were absent in my personal endeavors is greatly fulfilling. This personal vendetta fuels my drive to deliver unparalleled consulting services and resources to ensure the success and growth of my clients.