OTE enters NBA draft-eligible team in TBT

by Gordon Dixon - An Overtime Elite team will compete in July's The Basketball Tournament, which will mark the first time NBA draft-eligible prospects will be able to participate in the tournament which offers a one-million dollar prize.

OTE enters NBA draft-eligible team in TBT

Overtime Elite team including 2023 projected top-10 NBA picks, twins Amen and Ausar Thompson, to compete in The Basketball Tournament 2:30 PM ET Jonathan GivonyESPN Close Projected 2023 draft top-10 picks Amen and Ausar Thompson will be part of a team sports media company Overtime is sending to compete in The Basketball Tournament, marking the first time NBA draft-eligible prospects will participate in the TBT. The winner of TBT, a 64-team single-elimination tournament that runs from July 16 to August 2nd, will take home a one-million dollar prize. TBT, popularized by its innovative Elam Ending , which was adopted by the NBA all-star game, is going into its ninth season of competition, with eight regional locations spread around the country, including one at Rucker Park in New York City. Overtime is sending a team consisting of the Thompson twins, projected second round pick Jazian Gortman , draft-eligible Jaylen Martin and several veterans with NBA, G League and international experience, including San Diego State alumnus Malcolm Thomas, as well as Billy White, Kwe Parker and Deven Dorsett . The team will be coached by Overtime Elite (OTE) assistant Corey Frazier and Marc Hughes, who has extensive experience with various TBT teams. Shea Dawson and Matt Verden of OTE will be team's General Managers. Editor's Picks TBT to hold regional at NYC's famed Rucker Park 25d Jeff Borzello 2023 NBA mock draft: Gearing up for next summer's Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes 37d Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz 2 Related Overtime will compete in the Omaha regional of TBT which runs July 16-20, and will likely be heavily scouted by NBA teams due to the presence of the Thompson twins, who are the No. 5 and No. 6 prospects in ESPN's 2023 mock draft. The winner of the regional will play a quarterfinal game on July 27th in Wichita, Kansas. The remaining quarterfinals, semifinals and championship games will be held in Dayton, Ohio, and will be broadcasted by ESPN networks. Several players with NBA experience are expected to participate in this year's TBT, including Zhaire Smith (Air Raiders), Omari Spellman (Eberlein Drive), Antonio Blakeney (Florida TNT), CJ Miles (Sideline Cancer), Justin Patton (Omaha Blue Crew), Jacob Evans (Nasty Nati), Kosta Koufos (Red Scare), Trevor Booker (The Money Team), James Ennis (LA Cheaters) and Semaj Christon (Zip 'Em Up). Overtime Elite's team GM Dawson, says competing in the TBT was attractive for its players to provide exposure to different styles of play and levels of physicality to serve as a developmental platform through high-level competition. "Our promise to our athletes was to build dynamic and customized plans to accelerate their path to the next level, and participating in TBT does just that," Dawson said.