2023 NBA Draft Player Profile: G Amen Thompson

City Reapers G Amen Thompson
Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting Percentages & Measurements

FG%3P%FT%HeightWeightWingspan
56.6%25.0%65.6%6’7″209 lbs.6’9″
2022-23 Stats (Overtime Elite): 16.4 PPG/5.9 RPG/5.9 APG/0.9 BPG/2.3 SPG

Amen Thompson Overview

Amen Thompson and his brother, Ausar, are entering the NBA Draft, and they could be the highest drafted brothers ever, in the same class. Amen and his brother moved to Florida with their family in eighth grade to play varsity basketball and it paid off. Amen was named Co-Player of the Year with his brother after winning the Florida State Championship where he scored 40 points. He trained with his older and twin brothers, leading to the decision to join Overtime Elite.

In his first season with Overtime Elite, Amen made it known that he was one of the best in the league. Per 40 minutes, he averaged 20.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.1 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game. This past season, Amen Thompson led the City Reapers to an OTE Championship. He averaged 16.4 points 5.9 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game in 27.5 minutes per game. The championship and statistics helped him earn All-OTE First Team honors. He made his mark in the Overtime Elite league, and is now on his way to the NBA.

Strengths

  • Elite athleticism includes a quick first step and makes him dangerous in transition finishing at the rim.
  • Solid one-on-one defender with quick hands; can be inconsistent at times.
  • If you’re open, he’ll find you. Terrific passer.

Weaknesses

  • Will have to improve jump shot to become an elite scorer at the NBA level.
  • Has the tools to be a great defender but can get lazy at times.
  • Tries to play too fast and fancy; needs to be smarter.

Amen Thompson Draft Projection

One half of the Thompson brothers, Amen has turned heads this season. His physical stature stands out, as he should be able to play positions 1-3 at the NBA level. He looks like he can become a franchise point guard, but will need to improve his jump shot.

I project Amen to go in the top-five, before his brother Ausar. He’s the number four prospect on my big board. If he can start to shoot with some consistency, he’ll be a superstar in the NBA.

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