“Giving Back to the Game: Damien Wilkins is Grooming Next Generation of Hoopers Through Overtime Elite”
After a successful career in the NBA, Damien Wilkins later took on the General Manager role at Overtime Elite, viewing it as a way to give back to the game of basketball. Wilkins himself was considered a top-10 recruit in the high school class of 1999. He went on to play two seasons at NC State before declaring for the 2001 NBA Draft. He ultimately withdrew and transferred to Georgia, where he played two seasons after a redshirt year and then went undrafted in the 2004 NBA Draft. Wilkins started and spent most of his career in Seattle with the SuperSonics and was even part of the team that relocated to Oklahoma City when the franchise became the Thunder. When it was all said and done, he played at the NBA level for 10 seasons, notching over 500 games played with 150 starts.