The new Overtime Elite professional high school basketball program has received its first commitments when the program announced Friday that five-star twin brothers Matt and Ryan Bewley have signed with the startup initiative. Both are 6-foot-9 ahead of the graduate class in 2023, which is expected to qualify for the 2024 NBA Draft.
The Bewley brothers, who have played for West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Florida, are No. 2 and No. 16, respectively, of the 247Sports Composite to the class of rising juniors in high school. By joining the Overtime Elite program, the Bewley brothers give the well-supported program an early boost to its national profile.
Overtime Elite, which will be coached by former UConn coach Kevin Ollie, offers the best prospects for high school with six figures and other financial incentives as well as educational benefits to attend. Those who attend sacrifice collegial qualifications and instead focus on prepare for the professional ranks while playing games against teams within the program as well as in “external competitions against international teams”, according to its website.
Run by former NBA senior vice president Aaron Ryan, Overtime Elite counts people like Carmelo Anthony and Jay Williams on its board. Up to 30 players will be part of the Atlanta-based program. Any Overtime Elite player who does not pursue a professional playing career is eligible for up to $ 100,000 covering college tuition.
Players have the opportunity to monetize their name, image and likeness and receive health coverage and disability insurance to protect against injuries that could affect their professional ambitions.