Yesterday morning news broke that one of the top point guards in the 2022 class has committed to play in the new Overtime Elite league. That is right, 2022 Jazian Gortman is set to play in the new league in its inaugural season starting in September.
Jazian Gortman is the number two point guard in the 2022 class and is actually the only five-star player in the entire 2022 class to commit to playing for the new league. Last season he averaged 23.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. Gortman also told Stadium’s Jeff Goodman that the initial amount that the high school senior was going to make with the league is $650,000.
Gortman joins other elite players around the country as the Overtime Elite League is set to start in just about a month. Some players include 2023 five-star Matt Bewley and Ryan Bewley. As well as 2023 five-star, Jalen Lewis and 2022 four-star twins Amen and Ausar Thompson.
It will be interesting to keep following this league. A great number of talented kids are making a decision to bypass college. A reason for doing so was the lack of compensation for NCAA athletes. With the passing of the new NIL, it will be interesting how well these compensated, non-college leagues do.
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