Karter Knox Makes a Game-Changing Move to Overtime Elite


By: Paul Garwood

Seldom did Don Dziagwa, during his 33-year stint as the boys basketball coach at Tampa Catholic, possess a talent of such caliber that could be considered generational.

Karter Knox, a talented 6-foot-5 forward for the Crusaders rising senior team, possesses great offensive skills. With a smooth outside shot, he can score in three different ways: hitting 3-pointers, executing effective pull-up shots, and attacking the basket aggressively. Defensively, Knox is a force to be reckoned with as he fearlessly takes charges, blocks shots, and effectively shuts down opposing players.

Unfortunately, the Crusaders' season faced a major setback nearly four months before its scheduled start, grounding their flight plans. Knox has made the decision to not play for Tampa Catholic this season due to three significant factors:

1. Name, image, and likeness (NIL): The ability to benefit financially from his own name and image played a key role in his choice.

2. Knox has relocated to Atlanta to join Overtime Elite, a professional basketball league designed for 16- to 20-year-old players. This unique league offers players the option to receive a six-figure salary or scholarship funds while still maintaining their college eligibility.

3. Since Overtime Elite operates independently from the state's governing body for high school sports, and Georgia lacks a regulation that prohibits high school athletes from monetizing their likeness, Knox can legally earn money while still being considered a prep athlete, as confirmed by an organization spokesperson.

We hope you enjoyed our article about Karter Knox making a game-changing move to Overtime Elite. This is an exciting development for both Karter and the basketball world as a whole. Overtime Elite's innovative approach to player development and compensation is sure to revolutionize the way young athletes pursue their dreams. We wish Karter all the best in his journey and look forward to witnessing the impact of his decision. Stay tuned for more updates on Elite Hoops Spotlight and the exciting developments in the world of basketball.