He NBA Draft 2023 Thursday night was filled with young basketball players who saw their dreams come true as they began their professional career.
For a family, two dreams came true.
Amen and Ausar Thompson became the first pair of brothers to be drafted together in the top five of the same nba draft since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976, according to ESPN.
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Amen Thompson was selected fourth overall by the houston rockets, while Ausar Thompson was fifth overall to the Detroit Pistons.
The two brothers played in the Overtime Elite League last season, both playing for the City Reapers.
Overtime Elite is a professional league for youth ages 16-20 based in Atlanta, Georgia.
«I think it’s great to be first. It means a lot to my family,» Amen said, according to ESPN. «Ausar and I were going to be happy with whoever went first. But it means a lot to my family to see all the hard work pay off. We’re going back to back, we’ll be the first twins in the same draft to be in the top five, it means a lot.»
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Both brothers are expected to help young teams rebuild in their first NBA seasons.
«Super excited. I’m super excited to meet my coaches, meet my teammates and just grow with them,» Ausar said. «I’m trying to compete.»
The 2023 NBA Draft featured one of the most hyped prospects since LeBron James, as the French phenom Victor Wembanyama he went first overall to the San Antonio Spurs.
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The 7-foot-5 center is considered a generational talent by nba scouts with his ability to shoot from the outside and defend the paint.
«He has a great disposition, a good mix of brainpower and emotional intelligence at the same time,» Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said, according to ESPN. «He understands what the hype is. He understands all the attention he’s getting, but he still welcomes it, he takes care of it… So I think he understands that there’s a way to handle that responsibility and still allow it to happen.» people feel a little close to him.» So he doesn’t need a lot of advice in that area.»