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4-star twin brothers, Amen and Ausar Thompson, commit to Overtime Elite professional league

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Overtime Elite is stocking up on twins.

Not even a week after it was announced that the new professional league had signed five-star twin brothers Matt and Ryan Bewley to two-year deals, Overtime Elite went out and inked two-year contracts with another set of twins: Amen and Ausar Thompson, a pair of four-star guards from the class of 2023. The two will make their debut during the league’s inaugural season this September.

Shams Charania of The Athletic was first to report the news, which was quickly confirmed by Overtime Elite.

According to 247 Sports’ Composite score, Amen and Ausar Thompson are ranked as the No. 31 and No. 30 players in their class, respectively. Both clock in at 6-foot-6, 190 pounds and played for the Pine Crest School down in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

“Amen and Ausar are the types of players that every coach wants, not only in terms of their ability on the court, but because of their commitment to get better,” Kevin Ollie, OTE’s Head Coach and Director of Player Development, said in a press release. “The Thompsons understand what it takes to reach their potential as whole people, and we’re going to provide them the tools they need to fall in love with the process of being a pro everyday for a lifetime.”

The Thompson twins were likely to make a substantial climb in the recruiting rankings if they had continued their high school careers, possibly achieving five-star status. Kentucky had previously been in contact with the brothers, as well, but the professional route was apparently too enticing to turn down.

Each player will earn a guaranteed minimum of $100,000 per year on their contract in addition to bonuses and equity in the Overtime Elite company, which has already raised $80 million. Players can also make money through “their name, image and likeness, including through sales of custom jerseys, trading cards, video games and NFTs.”

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

21 Comments for 4-star twin brothers, Amen and Ausar Thompson, commit to Overtime Elite professional league

  1. JT55
    1:01 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    College hoops will never be what it once was.

    • mashman 93
      1:40 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

      Maybe not, but I still enjoy watching college basketball more than the NBA or G League or any other league.

  2. Bruce Dickinson
    1:04 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    I didn’t know the Thompson Twins could play basketball.

  3. UKLugo
    1:04 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    Ahh man. That’s too bad. I was hoping to see them in Kentucky Blue. They are nasty.

  4. Swizzle
    1:18 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    I wish the mid major twins luck in their quest to never be heard from again.

  5. Boogie31
    1:40 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    And they were never heard from again!

  6. catfan838
    2:14 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    I guess College programs need to start recruiting at the middle school level!

  7. Glam Girl
    2:17 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    Unless you tune in to specifically watch the G League (don’t know who would want to), they won’t have the same name recognition/notoriety if they ever make it into the NBA. Don’t know why any kid would want to do that unless they’re just interested in the quick $100,000.

  8. Catcasey1
    2:37 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    College basketball when be fine. Maybe even better than before won’t have to deal with the bj Boston of the world and their egos

  9. Dr. Tom
    3:04 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    I wonder how long it will take them to spend the $100,000… week or two?? And they cold enjoy a year or two at probably their pick of blueblood schools and receive free room, board and NIL income. Doesn’t make sense to me!!

  10. MississippiBlue
    3:20 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    As a huge proponent of higher education, we can all agree that college isn’t for everyone. Shooting a basketball doesn’t require a well rounded education so if kids decide to pursue a professional option best of luck to them. We can all sneeze at $100,000, but for a family in need it’s a significant amount.

    • neat1ky
      3:37 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

      Until it runs out and that’s after paying agents and taxes and if they bomb in the G-league then what, there’re not that many spaces in the NBA

  11. ClutchCargo
    3:55 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

    “I love football on tv
    Shots of Gina Lee.
    Hanging with my friends…
    and twins.”

    ~ Overtime Elite, probably

    • runningunnin.454
      4:18 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

      Tom T…is that you?

    • ClutchCargo
      4:29 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

      No. But I do also love little baby ducks, old pickup trucks, slow moving trains and rain. 🙂

    • lgmagruder
      5:58 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

      . . . . and I love you, too!

    • runningunnin.454
      6:52 pm May 25, 2021 Permalink

      What is this, the Tom T. Hall thread? Don’t forget “tomatoes on the vine…and onions. He also wrote Harper Valley PTA; and I love………miniskirts.