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Friday / July 19.
  • Overtime Elite players sign with Kansas, Kentucky, Purdue, N.C. State & more

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    Overtime Elite’s Atlanta-based players took part in a National Signing Day ceremony Wednesday at OTE Arena. 

    The NCAA Early Signing Period began Wednesday and runs through Nov. 15.

    To kick off the ceremony in Atlanta, Jahki Howard committed to Auburn. In talking about what he brings to the team, Howard said, “ I will bring a lot of energy in a big guard role with a lot of defense and ability to make open shots.” He continued that “the playing style and the energy of Bruce Pearl” were the things that stood out the most to him about the program. 

    Following his commitment, each of the signing players had their moment with family and friends to celebrate the day. 

    Somto Cyril from Overtime Elite’s newest team, RWE, signed with Kentucky after making a commitment to them last season. 

    The Cold Hearts had the most commits amongst the Atlanta-based OTE teams with four players signing their NLIs. Peyton Marshall and John Bol will go to the SEC as they signed with Missouri and Ole Miss, respectively. Trey Parker signed to play for the Wolfpack of NC State while Kanon Catchings, the No. 22 player in the class of 2024, signed with Purdue. 

    For the City Reapers, Jaeden Mustaf will stay local, signing with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. 

    Across the rest of the league, Ian Jackson of Jelly Fam and Our Saviour Lutheran and No. 10 in the class of 2024, is slated to sign his NLI on Saturday in New York. He’s currently committed to University of North Carolina. Rakease Passmore of the Blue Checks signed with Kansas University, and for Rolling Loud, Naasir Cunningham committed to Alabama. 

    Full league breakdown below:

    Cold Hearts

    • Peyton Marshall (Missouri)
    • John Bol (Ole Miss)
    • Trey Parker (NC State)
    • Kanon Catchings (Purdue)
    RWE

    • Somto Cyril (Kentucky)
    City Reapers

    • Jaeden Mustaf (Georgia Tech)
    • Jahki Howard (Committed to Auburn)
    Rolling Loud

    • Larry Johnson (Creighton)
    • Dominick Stewart (Penn State)
    • Miles Goodman (Penn State)
    • AJ Economou (Hawaii)
    • Mikah Ballew (Portland)
    • Naas Cunningham (Alabama)
    Diamond Doves

    • Jeremiah Johnson (Oklahoma State)
    • Carmelo Adkins (West Virginia)
    • Ketraleus “Bo” Aldridge (Committed to Arizona State)
    • Caelum Harris (Nevada)
    • Blake Ammons (UMKC)
    • Cooper Campbell (Troy)
    Jelly Fam

    • Elijah Moore (Syracuse)
    • Dellquan Warren (Mississippi State)
    • Ian Jackson (Committed to UNC)
    Blue Checks 

    • Rakease Passmore (Kansas)
    • Jahseem Felton (Seton Hall)
    • Paul Jones III (Committed to Hofstra)
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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.

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