Overtime Elite has landed another top prospect. This time it’s one of the country’s top power forwards in Tyler Smith.
Smith is a 6-foot-9, 195-pound big man who finished his sophomore campaign at Bush High School in Houston. The lefty is a consensus top-20 prospect in the 2023 class, with ESPN even ranking him in the top 10 at No. 8.
“OTE is thrilled to welcome Tyler to our family and are proud to now be a part of his journey,” said Brandon Williams, OTE EVP, Head of Basketball Operations. “Tyler is a versatile talent that exhibits an on-court confidence that stems from a combination of skill, length, athleticism and competitive intangibles. But what impressed us most is his demonstrated work ethic, and commitment to offensive and defensive development and the desire to be great. He is going to be a great culture fit for what we’re building.”
Kevin Ollie is the head coach for Overtime Elite, and he’s excited for Smith to be on board.
“Tyler Smith is the definition of a modern big; he’s long, athletic, and has a smooth lefty shooting stroke,” said OTE Head Coach and Head of Player Development, Kevin Ollie. “We’re ready to get in the gym and in the classroom with Tyler so that he develops into not only an NBA level basketball player, but more importantly into a level 5, world class person.”
Overtime Elite is building an impressive roster of players. Smith is the 16th player to join OTE. These players will earn a six-figure salary, with a guaranteed minimum salary of $100,000. There are also opportunities for bonuses and a share of equity in the company. Furthermore, players can cash in on NIL deals to earn even more money.