Pistons draft Ausar Thompson at fifth overall, one pick after twin Amen

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
New: The #Pistons chose Overtime Elite forward Ausar Thompson with the 5th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
He & his brother, Amen, are the first players to be drafted from OTE.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. It feels nice to make history with Amen.” detroitnews.com/story/sports/n…9:16 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Two of my biggest draft prop bets have already hit
– Jett Howard drafted before Hood-Schifino
– Ausar Thompson drafted before Jarace Walker
Good Start to the night $$$ – 9:15 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Detroit Pistons:
Ausar Thompson
Cade Cunningham
Jaden Ivey
Jalen Duren
Marvin Bagley III
James Wiseman
Alec Burks
Killian Hayes
All lottery picks. pic.twitter.com/6Bc9QjUrEL8:47 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Since Dick and Tom Van Arsdale in 1965, only two other sets of twins were selected in the 1st round of the NBA Draft prior to Amen and Ausar Thompson 👀
– Marcus & Markieff Morris (2011)
– Brook & Robin Lopez (2008) pic.twitter.com/KuSR785X5x8:45 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
How Amen and Ausar Thompson were inspired by their big brother. Before the Overtime Elite standouts hit the #NBADraft with fourth and fifth pick, they were given a blueprint to stardom by Troy Thompson Jr. @andscape
bit.ly/3Xj1MP7 #nba8:44 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Twins Amen and Ausar Thompson of @overtimeelite go 4 and 5 and become the first twins ever taken in the same lottery pic.twitter.com/u0KNzcLOKQ8:43 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
If Amen or Ausar Thompson is ever described as “one of one…” – 8:42 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Ausar Thompson on ESPN: “Super excited. I’m super excited to meet my coaches, meet my teammates and just grow with them, try to contend.” – 8:42 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Monty Williams’ first draft pick as #Pistons head coach.
Ausar Thompson. Overtime Elite. 5th overall – 8:41 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Just an incredible story: Amen and Ausar Thompson go back-to-back, No. 4 and No. 5, in the NBA draft. Houston and Detroit, respectively. – 8:41 PM
Tony East @TonyREast
There goes Ausar Thompson. One of the two commonly discussed forwards, Taylor Hendricks and Jarace Walker, will be there with the Pacers on the clock. Perhaps both. – 8:39 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
The #Pistons select Ausar Thompson with the 5th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. – 8:39 PM
Evan Sidery @esidery
The Pistons’ new young core is an exciting one headlined by Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Ausar Thompson, and Jalen Duren.
With Monty Williams helping develop them, an exciting time in Detroit. – 8:39 PM
Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
With the No. 5 pick, the #Pistons select Ausar Thompson. – 8:38 PM
Larry Lage @LarryLage
#Pistons pick Ausar Thompson at No. 5 overall – 8:38 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Thompson Twins are going back to back: Detroit is picking Ausar Thompson at No. 5, sources say. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…8:35 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
I’m hearing Ausar Thompson is Detroit’s pick at No. 5 as well. – 8:35 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Ausar Thompson is likely the pick for the Pistons, per a source – 8:33 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Hearing that the Pistons are targeting Ausar Thompson with the No. 5 pick, though it’s not finalized, obviously. – 8:27 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
My top 10 rankings:
1. Victor Wembanyama
2. Brandon Miller
3. Scoot Henderson
4. Ausar Thompson
5. Amen Thompson
6. Taylor Hendricks
7. Jarace Walker
8. Kobe Bufkin
9. Anthony Black
10. Bilal Coulibaly
Full scouting reports of 60+ NBA draft prospects: nbadraft.theringer.com7:56 PM
Ball Don’t Lie @Balldontlie
Amen Thompson: “[Ausar Thompson] got to keep the PS5, I gotta buy me one…I’m losing everything, it’s like a bad divorce.”
Thompson twins on dividing up their assets 😭
pic.twitter.com/oTAQ9cS1MO6:30 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Looked at all the mocks I usually use:
– Coulibaly draft range is 8-12, new mock avg of 11th (moved up)
Amen Thompson mock avg 4th
Ausar Thompson mock avg 5th
Anthony Black mock avg 6th
Jarace Walker draft range 5-7 – 6:10 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Very intrigued by the potential careers ahead for Amen and Ausar Thompson. Met them a couple years ago while touring Overtime Elite for this story and came away super impressed with the brothers latimes.com/sports/story/2…5:36 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Ahead of the NBA draft tonight, I wanted to re-share this in-depth profile I did recently on Amen and Ausar Thompson, who are expected to become the first twins ever take in the top-10 of the same draft: sfchronicle.com/sports/article…2:46 PM
Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Draft prospects Amen & Ausar Thompson grew up doing almost everything together
Even when I asked them separately how they’re most different, they gave almost the exact same answer
“I’m calmer” – Ausar
“He’s a little bit more laid back” – Amen
sportico.com/leagues/basket…12:23 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
I’m wondering how much of an island I’m on with Ausar Thompson ahead of Amen on my draft board? – 10:35 AM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Made a new pick for the Pistons in my latest (and final) mock draft.
They could still go several directions, but Ausar Thompson appears to check most of the boxes this front office covets
freep.com/story/sports/n…9:00 AM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Three questions each for Amen and Ausar Thompson, who are in play for the Pistons at 5 tonight
freep.com/story/sports/n…8:57 AM

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StatMuse: Amen and Ausar Thompson are the first twins to be selected in the top 10 of the same draft. The first brothers to be selected in the same lottery since the Morris brothers. pic.twitter.com/lrGYYhG88s -via Twitter @statmuse / June 22, 2023

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