Overtime Elite League Breakdown

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Over the past couple of weeks, the newly established Overtime Elite League has gotten three commitments from some of the top high schoolers in the country. The most recent being top 2023 forward, Tyler Smith, so what is the Overtime Elite League, and who is a part of it? Well, let us get right down to it.


The Overtime Elite League is a new type of sports league and school that allows some of the nation’s top junior and senior basketball players to experience a different pathway to pursue their dreams of making it into the NBA. This pathway also allows players to get compensated at least $100,000, plus bonuses all while taking a different route other than going to college. The league is set to showcase 24 to 30 players in its new league. Players will live and train in Atlanta, Georgia.

The start date for Overtime Elite is coming up quickly, sometime in September.

What Players are in the Overtime Elite League?

There is a mix of many different players that have made announcements that they will be a part of the new Overtime Elite League. It is a combination of the class of 2022, 2023, and international players.

2022 Players

Five-star, PG, Jazian Gortman

Five-star, CG, Amen Thompson

Five-star, SG, Ausar Thompson

Four-star, PG, Bryce Griggs

Three-star, PF, Jai Smith

2023 Players

Five-star, PF, Matt Bewley

Five-star, PF, Ryan Bewley

Five-star, C, Jalen Lewis

Five-star, PF, Tyler Smith

International Players

Izan Almansa, PF (Spain)

Lebron Lopez, SG (Philippines)

Emanuel Maldonado, PG (Puerto Rico U19)

Nathan Missa-Dio, PF (Belgium)

Alexandre Sarr, PF (France)

Jean Montero, PG (Dominican Republic)

Tudor Somacescu, PG (Romania)

This list consists of some very young, talented individuals from all around the world. The goal was to get some of the top talents from around the globe to come to this league, and it has worked. It will be interesting to see what kind of things we see from these players as they eventually end up declaring for the NBA draft in their respective years.

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My name is Jacob Heid and I am currently pursuing a Journalism degree from Southern Illinois university. I have been at Overtime Heroics for about a year.