Georgia-based basketball league will pay high school players

AP file photo by Jessica Hill / Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie is among the well-known names associated with Overtime Elite's new high school league, OTE, that promises to play each of its 30 players a minimum salary of $100,000. Atlanta will serve as the home of the league, which is set to tip off in September.

A new league created for standout high school boys' basketball players is building a state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta.

Also under construction: the high-level hoopsters set to join a league that offers another possible avenue to the NBA.

Overtime Elite announced Wednesday it is constructing a 103,000-square-foot complex where prep players will train, study and compete. The new league, known as OTE, markets itself to top-notch players from 16 to 18 years old with promises of an academic education and a six-figure salary. It's another potential route to the NBA besides college, the developmental G League or the professional ranks outside of the United States.

In early April, the league hired Kevin Ollie, who led the University of Connecticut men's basketball team to the 2014 NCAA championship, as the head coach and director of player development.