A 16 year-old basketball player is set to become one of the youngest professional sportsmen in America after signing a rumored $1 million deal with a new league.
High school junior and star center Jalen Lewis – who is 6’9 tall, and weighs 215 pounds, has inked a multiyear deal with ‘transformative’ basketball league Overtime Elite, according to a report by The Athletic.
News of the deal emerged Friday. Lewis, who attends Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California becomes the latest signing for Overtime Elite, a new league for the nation’s most promising young basketball players started by sports media company Overtime in March. It intends to target around 30 players who have potential to become future NBA stars, and is said to have signed 10 so far.