Oakland’s Thompson twins go prime 5 in NBA Draft

(KRON) — A pair of twins from Oakland made up two of the primary 5 picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Houston Rockets chosen Amen Thompson with the No. 4 choose, and the Detroit Pistons snapped up his brother Ausar with the following choose. They’re the primary pair of brothers to each go prime 5 within the draft.

The Thompson twins have been born in Oakland and raised in San Leandro, in keeping with USA Right now. They moved to Florida for highschool, attending Pine Crest College in Fort Lauderdale.

The twins took an unconventional path to the league. Slightly than attending school, they opted to play for the start-up Additional time Elite league, which aimed to supply an alternate path for basketball prospects.

Nonetheless, they’re devoted to their California roots in some methods. The Related Press reported that the 6-foot-7 twins’ go-to meal comes from In-N-Out Burger.

The scouting reviews for each twins consists of freakish athleticism. They each have 7-foot wingspans.

Each twins will be a part of rebuilding groups who possible have years to go earlier than they’ll contend for a title. Amen’s Rockets and Ausar’s Pistons had two of the three worst information within the league in 2022-23.

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