A matchup with Bronny James headlines the 90-game 2022-23 agenda Overtime Elite unveiled upfront of its 2d basketball season in lifestyles, the league introduced Monday.
OTE has expanded its three-team league to six this season, incorporating prep faculties Hillcrest Academy from Phoenix, Word of God Academy from Raleigh, North Carolina, and Our Savior Lutheran from New York City, which can come with house and away video games at the ones faculty’s places.
Many eyeballs shall be on OTE Arena opening evening in Atlanta for the preseason event Oct. 20 and 21, which can come with video games in opposition to a number of well-regarded teams.
California Basketball Club will function Bronny and Bryce James, sons of LeBron James. While the Explorers boast ESPN’s No. 1 participant within the 2025 recruiting elegance, Cam Boozer, the son of former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer. Cam Boozer is thought of as by means of some as the most efficient prospect in highschool basketball, whilst his dual brother, Cayden Boozer, may be very popular and shall be taking part in as properly. Also anticipated to play is Hoop Nation, which options Duke-commit and five-star recruit Jared McCain, and UCLA-commit Devin Williams, the No. 41 prospect within the elegance of 2023.
OTE these days has 30 gamers below its umbrella, together with Amen and Ausar Thompson, projected top-five selections within the 2023 NBA draft, who will play in combination this season at the City Reapers squad.
A shift in technique, providing OTE gamers the choice of forgoing a wage whilst nonetheless being eligible for identify, symbol and likeness (NIL) alternatives, has allowed this system to solid a much wider internet in recruiting highschool gamers who need to handle their NCAA eligibility.
OTE added the Nos. 3 and 6 possibilities within the ESPN 2024 recruiting scores in Naasir Cunningham and Jayden Williams, in addition to the No. 5 recruit in 2025, Bryson Tiller. Four-star possibilities Kanaan Carlyle, Z.Z. Clark, Tremayne Parker, Jahki Howard and Somto Cyril also are new additions.
OTE returns two of the highest European possibilities in Spanish large guy Izan Almansa, who received MVP honors on the FIBA U17 World Cup and U18 European Championship, and French large guy Alex Sarr, a possible first-round pick out. Former five-star recruits Jalen Lewis, Tyler Smith and Bryson Warren go back for a 2d season as properly, together with remaining 12 months’s head coaches, Ryan Gomes, Dave Leitao and Tim Fanning, who will direct the Cold Hearts, City Reapers and YNG Dreamerz squads, respectively.
After an inaugural season by which this system was once not able to agenda marquee combatants outdoor of OTE league video games, matchups with top-shelf recruits reminiscent of Elliot Cadeau (No. 11 recruit in 2024), Isaiah Elohim (No. 14 in 2024) Jason Asemota (No. 22 in 2024), Freddie Dilione (No. 27 in 2023), Aidan Sherrell (No. 35 in 2024) and others will have to assist resolution questions in regards to the stage of festival the gamers confronted remaining 12 months. Sixty-one of the 90 video games shall be performed at their house enviornment in Atlanta, whilst the rest shall be unfold out throughout Phoenix, Raleigh, New York City and Roselle, New Jersey. All video games shall be broadcasted on YouTube.
OTE may also behavior a Pro Day for NBA teams Oct. twenty fifth in Atlanta.