- Mar 26, 2005
I'm not the demographic for Overtime so I had never heard of them until now but apparently they are starting a new BB league for high schoolers. Interested in people's thoughts about this. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/overtime-made-high-school-basketball-internet-sensation-now-wants-go-rcna353
Overtime announced on Thursday that it plans to start a basketball league for 16-to-18-year-olds allowing them to earn at least $100,000 per year.
The Overtime Elite league will let players bypass traditional high school and collegiate levels while building their brand before becoming eligible for the NBA. It will start in September with 30 players, and will be based in a single location, which is still under discussion.
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Porter said he spent two years speaking with families of top athletes to seek input about OTE. He said the families expressed disapproval of the current path to the pros, where prominent colleges make millions off talent in exchange for a free education.
OTE says it will provide top education, residences and training and will offer advanced analytics of players’ performance to help them improve. But the big advantage is that OTE will give players the right to capitalize on their brands while getting paid to participate.
MOre at the link.