Michigan Condition basketball commit Jeremy Fears is signing with a qualified basketball league, but it won’t value him his higher education eligibility.
Extra time Elite, moving into its next year, introduced on Thursday (July 28) that it had signed Fears, a four-star prospect in the 2023 course. As a substitute of suiting up for La Lumiere University in Indiana, as he did past period, Fears will contend in the 3-staff professional league with other talented players aged 17 to 20.
Fears’ agreement is these that he maintains his NCAA eligibility. Unlike some other gamers in the league, he will not just take a wage.
The 6-foot-1 place guard from Joliet, Illinois, is ranked No. 42 in the 2023 recruiting course for each the 247Sports activities composite. He’s Michigan State’s lone 2023 dedicate to day. Fears not too long ago gained gold with the United States’ beneath-17 staff at the FIBA Environment Cup in Spain, scoring a staff-higher 17 factors in the gold medal activity versus the host place.
“Jeremy’s aggressive spirit is the initial point that will come to my brain when I imagine about the dynamic he brings to our league,” mentioned Tim Fuller, OTE Vice President of Recruiting and Player Staff, in a statement.
“He’s the definition of a aggressive and elite defender that will incorporate toughness and physicality to our software. He performs with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder which will make him hard to guard and even a lot more hard to escape on defense.”
Time beyond regulation Elite’s head coach is Kevin Ollie, who coached Connecticut to the 2014 national championship. “Jeremy is a true position guard and will make everyone on his staff greater when he’s on the floor,” Ollie mentioned.
The league’s game titles, played primarily in Atlanta, will be broadcast throughout social media channels and YouTube. Players are offered salaries of at the very least $100,000 for each year, nevertheless Fears will not be accepting that.
Overtime Elite has declared various superior-profile signings this 7 days, and currently had a few of gamers — twins Ausar and Amen Thompson — projected to be lottery picks in the 2023 NBA draft.
Fears’ brother, Jeremiah, is a remarkably regarded prospect in the 2025 class who reportedly holds scholarship gives from Michigan Condition and Michigan.