Kevin Draughon II
President of Basketball
Kevin Draughon II holds 10+ years experience in alternative investment vehicles as well as numerous consultant roles across a wide variety of fields.
As an employee of Avenue Capital Group since 2004, Kevin has served in numerous roles across the fund including but not limited to fixed income settlements, senior secured loan servicing, and most recently asset servicing for aviation and tax lien deals. His unique exposure to the finance sector has served through the years as an asset in teaching his peers as well as the next generation the importance of financial literacy. In addition to his position at Avenue, he’s also served as a creative director for up and coming company NumberedNYC, a clothing brand designed to bring awareness to many of the issues we face in society. Other past consultant roles include stops at youth organizations, start up businesses and more. With ties to many in the business world, sports, and beyond, Kevin provides a unique voice in the player development sector. His basketball knowledge, financial experience, and creativity serve as the perfect blend in creating top notch opportunities for our clients while keeping them on the path to a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle during and after their playing careers.
Philanthropically, Kevin has served as a mentor for children throughout numerous organizations like KYDA Inc, a sports organization that provides instruction, training, and life advice for inner city at risk youth. As an alumni of the program, Kevin takes great pride in helping the next generation. Kevin also serves as a free financial coach for people of all ages in his neighborhood back home in New York.
Born in New York, NY and raised in the Bronx, Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Business Management from Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ, where he joined the Men’s Basketball team as a walk on after transferring from Clarkson University. Prior to his college experience, Kevin played at Trevor Day School in New York, NY, rising as one of the top players in New York as a senior, earning All City and All State Honors across many publications. His 22-5 senior season resulted in a State Championship runner up position after falling to Poly Prep, which featured founding partner John Elefterakis, as well as former New York Knicks center Joakim Noah. Kevin currently lives in New York, NY with his wife Yarleny and her children Devany and Darian.
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