Overtime Elite to play basketball groups that includes Bronny and Bryce James, Cam and Cayden Boozer

A matchup with Bronny James headlines the 90-game 2022-23 schedule Overtime Elite unveiled upfront of its second basketball season in existence, the league introduced Friday.

OTE has expanded its three-team league to 6 this season, incorporating prep faculties Hillcrest Academy from Phoenix, Phrase of God Academy from Raleigh, North Carolina, and Our Savior Lutheran from New York Metropolis, which is able to embody residence and away video games at these college’s places.

Many eyeballs shall be on OTE Enviornment opening night time in Atlanta for the preseason match Oct. 20 and 21, which is able to embody video games in opposition to a number of well-regarded groups.

California Basketball Membership will characteristic Bronny and Bryce James, sons of LeBron James. Whereas the Explorers boast ESPN’s No. 1 participant within the 2025 recruiting class, Cam Boozer, the son of former NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer. Cam Boozer is taken into account by some as one of the best prospect in highschool basketball, whereas his twin brother, Cayden Boozer, can be extremely regarded and shall be enjoying as effectively. Additionally 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 class of 2023.

OTE presently has 30 gamers beneath its umbrella, together with Amen and Ausar Thompson, projected top-five picks within the 2023 NBA draft, who will play collectively this season on the Metropolis Reapers squad.

A shift in technique, providing OTE gamers the choice of forgoing a wage whereas nonetheless being eligible for identify, picture and likeness (NIL) alternatives, has allowed this system to forged a wider internet in recruiting highschool gamers who wish to preserve their NCAA eligibility.

OTE added the Nos. 3 and 6 prospects within the ESPN 2024 recruiting rankings in Naasir Cunningham and Jayden Williams, in addition to the No. 5 recruit in 2025, Bryson Tiller. 4-star prospects Kanaan Carlyle, Z.Z. Clark, Tremayne Parker, Jahki Howard and Somto Cyril are additionally new additions.

OTE returns two of the highest European prospects in Spanish large man Izan Almansa, who received MVP honors on the FIBA U17 World Cup and U18 European Championship, and French large man Alex Sarr, a possible first-round decide. Former five-star recruits Jalen Lewis, Tyler Smith and Bryson Warren return for a second season as effectively, together with final yr’s head coaches, Ryan Gomes, Dave Leitao and Tim Fanning, who will direct the Chilly Hearts, Metropolis Reapers and YNG Dreamerz squads, respectively.

After an inaugural season through which this system was unable to schedule marquee opponents outdoors 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 ought to assist reply questions concerning the extent of competitors the gamers confronted final yr. Sixty-one of the 90 video games shall be performed at their residence area in Atlanta, whereas the rest shall be unfold out throughout Phoenix, Raleigh, New York Metropolis and Roselle, New Jersey. All video games shall be broadcasted on YouTube.

OTE may even conduct a Professional Day for NBA groups Oct. twenty fifth in Atlanta.