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If Deion Colzie has a strong 2022, many of Notre Dame's greatest offensive worries will no longer be concerns. If he doesn't, the Irish have little elsewhere to turn.By the following September, still unable to visit South Bend due to the pandemic-induced recruiting dead period, Colzie chose the Irish over Tennessee.
Two of the best at their respective positions, they round out OTE’s huge haul this week.
Today, SI unveils the final two pieces of OTE’s 2022–23 class after announcements Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
After three consecutive days of reeling in elite high school basketball prospects from around the country, Overtime Elite has struck gold again, this time with versatile center Jayden Williams and heady point guard Jeremy Fears, signing both players for the coming season.
Both Williams and Fears will waive the $100,000 salary to maintain their college eligibility, a path top 2024 prospect Naasir Cunningham pioneered when he signed with OTE in April. Each of the other six prospects OTE signed this week opted to take the same route.
Notre Dame 99-to-0: No. 13 Gi’Bran Payne, freshman running back, late recruit
Gi'Bran Payne's recruitment was unique in its timing, as will be the start of his Notre Dame career. The freshman RB should get carries in early September.The Hoosiers had no obligation to grant that ask, but did so, and Payne reopened his recruitment in March. The Cincinnati product narrowed his choices to the Irish and Kentucky before committing to Notre Dame in mid-April.
Fears, a Michigan State commit, is one of the top floor generals in the 2023 class and a virtual lock for the SI99 basketball recruiting rankings (released later this year), while Williams is widely regarded as a top-10 prospect in the ’24 class. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Williams’s length and athleticism give opponents fits on the hardwood. Overtime
Williams is an agile 6'9" big with a 7'5" wingspan and next-level athletic ability, making him a headache of a matchup on both ends of the floor for the opposition.
“Jayden’s an elite player with a large upside who will benefit tremendously from our development resources,” says OTE head coach and director of player development Kevin Ollie. “You can’t teach the length and athleticism he brings to the court, so as he uses OTE’s resources to continue developing his overall game, his potential is limitless.”
Overtime Elite Adds Top Prep Prospects Trey Parker, Kanaan Carlyle
The top guards in the 2023 class plan to waive their salaries to maintain their college eligibility. Over the next three days, Sports Illustrated will reveal OTE’s 2022-23 class. The upstart pro league concluded its inaugural season in March and boasts a brand new state-of-the-art 103,000-square-foot arena, pro skills trainers, personalized education and more than 55 million followers across seven social platforms.Two weeks ago, Trey Parker and Kanaan Carlyle were duking it out in the Nike EYBL in Kansas City, fighting for a coveted spot in the Nike Peach Jam.
Fears is a pass-first point guard with a keen eye and efficient three-level scoring ability. Fears has led USA Basketball to two gold medals; the most recent featured his 17-point, six-assist performance in the 79–67 win over Spain for the title.
“Jeremy’s competitive spirit is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about the dynamic he brings to our league,” OTE vice president of recruiting and player personnel Tim Fuller says. “He’s the definition of a competitive and elite defender that will add toughness and physicality to our program. He plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder which makes him difficult to guard and even more difficult to escape on defense.”
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