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New basketball league promises $100K to high school players as alternative to NCAA

High school basketball players who have no interest in being part of the NCAA may finally have an alternative. Overtime Elite — a new league backed by the sports media company Overtime — promises high school athletes at least $100,000 annually to join their league, according to Kevin Draper of the New York Times.

Overtime Elite seeks to employ roughly 30 of the top high school basketball players. The league says it will offer a minimum of $100,000 to players, in addition to health and disability insurance. The league will also put aside $100,000 in college scholarship money if players don't go pro.