Ausar Thompson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: Overtime EliteHT: 6-7WT: 190
BORN: 1/30/03YEAR: USA03WING: 6-11REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Ausar Thompson is a sky-walker; an elite above the rim player who is an absolute freak of an athlete. A long-armed 6-7, he makes the game look effortless.

Ausar is super quick off the floor and just bouncy as hell. He’s also a skilled ball-handler with elite burst to the rim. He’s a creative finisher who can score with either hand and can hang in the air for creative layups and showtime dunks.

Like his twin brother Amen, Ausar shows promise as an outside shooter but this is not yet the strength of his game. He’ got a decent looking shot but needs to hit with better consistency and has a few things to clean up. NBA shooting coaches will do him wonders and he should really develop and get consistent as a shooter over the next few years.

While he might not be as talented of a passer as his brother he’s a willing passer who sees the floor pretty well and knows how to draw the defense and find the open man.

Has a lot of upside as a defender. Reads passing lanes well and gives good weak-side help.

Has a decent mid range game, which should develop in time and become a real weapon for him.


Comparisons

  • Jason Richardson
  • Terrence Ross

Draft Projection

lottery to mid first round pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

Videos

https://youtu.be/pbGp2VlBXxw

2023 SG Rankings

  1. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  2. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  3. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  4. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  5. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  6. Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
  7. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  8. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  9. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  10. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – Stanford
  11. Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
  12. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  13. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  14. Jalen Warley – 6-5 – Florida State
  15. Kowacie Reeves – 6-6 – Florida
  16. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  17. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  18. Dominick Harris – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  19. Arterio Morris – 6-4 – Texas
  20. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  21. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  22. Jalen Hood-Schifino – 6-5 – Indiana
  23. Isiaih Mosely – 6-5 – Missouri
  24. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall
  25. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  26. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  27. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  28. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  29. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  30. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  31. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  32. Adam Miller – 6-4 – LSU
  33. Bryce Thompson – 6-5 – OK. State
  34. Nimari Burnett – 6-3 – Alabama
  35. Tamar Bates – 6-5 – Indiana
  36. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  37. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  38. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  39. Joe Girard – 6-1 – Syracuse
  40. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Radford