NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
|POSITION: SG||FROM: Overtime Elite||HT: 6-7||WT: 190|
|BORN: 1/30/03||YEAR: USA03||WING: 6-11||REACH: NA|
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.
- Jason Richardson
- Terrence Ross
No.5-11 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft
2023 SG Rankings
- Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
- Jordan Hawkins – 6-5 – UConn
- Kobe Bufkin – 6-4 – Michigan
- Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
- Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
- Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
- Brandin Podziemski – 6-5 – Santa Clara
- Ben Sheppard – 6-6 – Belmont
- Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
- Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
- Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
- Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
- Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
- Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
- Sir’Jabari Rice – 6-4 – Texas
- Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
- Omari Moore – 6-6 – San Jose State
- Chris Livingston – 6-5 – Kentucky
- Justin Powell – 6-6 – Washington St.
- D’Moi Hodge – 6-4 – Missouri
- Drew Peterson – 6-9 – USC
- Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee