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Tuesday / June 28.
  • Overtime Elite Signs Highly Ranked Class of 2022 Point Guard Bryce Griggs

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    Highly-ranked Class of 2022 point guard Bryce Griggs is the latest high school prospect to sign with the fledgling Overtime Elite League.

    He chose the pro route over offers from Texas, Memphis, Houston, Baylor, Kansas and LSU.

    A 6-foot-2 point guard from Missouri City, Texas, he has averaged 22.9 PPG, 4.2 APG, 4 RPG and 1.7 SPG in his three seasons at Fort Bend High School. Griggs is a shifty lead guard whot uses a combination of high level ball-handling, court vision, and strength to create shots for himself and his teammates.

    “Bryce Griggs is a player that has been recognized as one the nation’s most promising playmaking guards and we are thrilled to welcome him to the OTE family,” said Brandon Williams, OTE’s EVP and Head of Basketball Operations. “Bryce has had one of the best coaches and mentors in John Lucas, and has been attracted to the combination of an NBA caliber coaching staff, sports science, performance and nutrition focuses that will play a crucial role in his development into an NBA player.”

    “As a former point guard, I can’t be more excited to start working with Bryce and pass on what I’ve learned as a player and coach,” said Kevin Ollie, OTE Head Coach and Head of Player Development.

    “Bryce has elite talent which you can see when he has the ball in hands, but we’re also going to turn him into an elite leader on and off the floor. That’s the promise I’m making to him.”

    Griggs is the 15th player to sign with OTE for its inaugural season. He joins other top prospects in Jalen Lewis from California, Jazian Gortman from South Carolina, Amen and Ausar Thompson from Florida, Matt Bewley and Ryan Bewley from Florida, and Jai Smith from North Carolina.

    Overtime has signed international prospects Jean Montero from the Dominican Republic, Izan Almansa from Spain, Alexandre Sarr from France, Nathan Missia-Dio from Belgium, Emmanuel Maldonado from Puerto Rico, Francis Lopez from the Philippines and Tudor Somacescu from Romania.

    The league expects to make additional player announcements in the coming weeks to round out the class of 2022.

    Every Overtime player will earn a six-figure salary, with a guaranteed minimum salary of at least $100,000 per year, plus bonuses and shares of equity in Overtime. In addition, players will participate in revenue from
    use of their name, image and likeness, including through sales of custom jerseys, trading cards, video games and NFTs.

    (Release via Overtime; Photo via @hoopseen)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.