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Elite teenage basketball players work overtime and win $100,000 in this Atlanta-based league

Overtime Elite (OTE) – self-described as “the future of basketball” turns teenage hoops into six-figure earners.

According The Gazette, the Atlanta-based three-team league pays its young basketball players $100,000 and more, while nurturing them to become NBA Stars in the near future.

How OTE works

Players recruited for OTE attend an internal school and earn accredited degrees in Georgia, by outlet. By not taking the NCAA route which includes the potential VOID Offers, they are also guaranteed salaries of at least $100,000. Additionally, if ultimately players wish to pursue a college education, OTE would help them cover their financial costs.

Among the deciding factors, improving their basketball skills was important for many teenagers. OTE provides access to “a state-of-the-art show court, two practice courts, weight rooms rivaling an NBA training facility, and coaches with NBA and football experience. university”.

“We both wanted to go to college. But then we realized we could do a lot better this year than we would have in high school,” Ausar Thompson said as he made the bold decision with his twin brother Amen Thompson.

The impact of overtime for the near future

As a new force in sports, Overtime has secured investment from Jeff Bezos, Duck, and more, like Previously reported by Afro Tech. As part of the company’s goal to be a disruptor, Overtime Elite is exemplary in how it works in innovative ways to specifically transform the game of basketball as we know it.

“When Amen and Ausar cross this stage and shake hands with [NBA Commissioner] Adam Silver next year there’s going to be a lot of people leaning on their friends as they watch the draft and say, ‘Oh, that’s the elite overtime kid I was telling you about,’ a said Joe Leavitt, Los Overtime. Head of Brand Partnerships based in Angeles. “It’s a really interesting dynamic of this idea of ​​discovery, and that’s frankly how we got here.”

What the overtime elite has to offer, according to ESPN College Basketball Analyst Jay Bilas:

“In the G League and Overtime Elite you’re probably going to work on your game even more than you do in college and you’re going to do that with an NBA system. So there’s a point to be made that you can develop as an athlete as well if not better and both of these options would argue that this is a better path to development.