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Twin brothers of Jamaican heritage Amen & Ausar Thompson make history in NBA draft

Written by on July 4, 2023

Twin brothers Amen, Ausar Thompson make history after selection in top 5 NBA draft

(Caribbean National Weekly) – Florida’s former Pine Crest student-athletes, Amen and Ausar Thompson, whose father’s family is Jamaican, made history on Thursday night after both were selected in the top 5 in the 2023 NBA draft. 

It was a proud moment for their parents and extended family when Amen went No. 4 to Houston Rockets while Ausar went No. 5 to Detroit Pistons. 

In an interview with ESPN, the brothers expressed their excitement to embark on their new journey.

Their mother, Maya Wilson also shared in the excitement stating that “there are no words to express how I’m feeling,” in an interview with ESPN.

“To see them back-to-back, that blows my mind. The world is just opening up to them. There’s not limit. So, I’m just very excited about what’s in store so just very, very happy,” she added.

The players from San Leandro, California who were considered two of the most highly-regarded prospects in the 2023 NBA draft, began their careers at Pine as superstars.

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