• Ed Gaines

High School Junior Becomes Youngest EVER Professional Basketballer After Signing $1M Deal

A 16-year-old boy from Oakland is set to become one of the youngest professional basketball players in America after signing a rumored $1 million deal with a new league.



Jalen Lewis, who is 6'9 tall, and weighs 215-pounds, has signed a multi-year deal with basketball league Overtime Elite. The deal will forbid him from playing for his high school or playing in college.



Overtime Elite is 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 the potential to become future NBA stars and is said to have signed 10 so far.






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