Overtime Elite announces 2021-22 schedule, roster for inaugural season

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Overtime Elite unveiled its complete game schedule and three rosters for its inaugural season, which tips off Oct. 29.

As part of the schedule, OTE’s collection of 16-to-20-year olds, including several four- and five-star recruits and top international prospects, will be split into three teams and compete against prep and postgraduate opponents including Sunrise Christian Academy (post-grad), Dream City Christian (post-grad), Hillcrest Prep, Putnam Science Academy, the Vertical Academy program featuring five-star Mikey Williams, and others. Most games will be played at Overtime’s new facility in Atlanta, the OTE Center of Excellence, but will also include travel to events in North Carolina, Arizona, Ohio and Florida.

OTE will face Dr. Phillips (Florida), Vertical Academy (North Carolina) and Calvary Christian’s KT Kings team (Florida) as part of the GA Prep Series on Oct. 29. The games can be streamed on a delayed basis via Overtime’s YouTube channel, OTE officials told ESPN.

In addition to competition against other institutions, Overtime Elite’s three teams will play each other as part of the OTE League Series, with wins counting towards league standings and eventually leading to the OTE playoffs in late March. OTE League Series wins will count for two points towards the standings, while wins over prep/post-grad teams will count for one point. Teams can also receive points for winning “takeovers,” a series of team challenges that include one-on-one competitions, dunk contests and 3-point shootouts.

Restrictions imposed by high school state federations and entities such as Geico Nationals and the NIBC prevent most high school teams from scheduling OTE, which features players of professional status, many of whom have already graduated high school. The OTE League Series games are expected to be the most competitive action and most useful for NBA evaluation purposes. OTE officials told ESPN this season’s setup is its intended business model, but said it…



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