바카라Amen Thompson, 20, is headed to Houston after having both of his twin brothers enter the draft.
Thompson was selected by the Houston Rockets with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft on Wednesday morning (Feb. 23) at Barclays Center in New York City.
Thompson has one of the most explosive upside in this year’s draft and is considered to be an elite ball-handler and defender. He’s a long point guard at 6-foot-7, 209 pounds (201 cm, 94 kg). However, he needs to work on his outside shooting. Therefore, his compatriot is considered to be Ben Simmons.
Thompson, who chose the overtime league instead of going to college, showed his versatility by averaging 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.3 steals for City Rivers. He won the championship trophy and was named to the All-OTM First Team.
Meanwhile, in addition to Thompson, the Rockets also boast a freakishly athletic player in Jaylen Green. They are looking to reach new heights with the addition of defensive coordinator Ime Udoka.