Intense moments on and off the court were captured in a new docuseries featuring basketball stars Amen and Ausar Thompson. The twin brothers, who were the 4th and 5th picks in June’s NBA Draft, faced criticism from their coach during last season. The incident was documented in Prime Video’s “One Shot: Overtime Elite“, a series that follows the brothers’ journey as top players at Overtime Elite in Atlanta.
Amen and Ausar Thompson, rising basketball stars, faced criticism from their coach last season, as depicted in the docuseries “One Shot: Overtime Elite“. Despite the coach’s intense outburst, the brothers led their team to a comeback victory and ultimately secured impressive positions in the NBA Draft.
The Coach’s Fury
During a timeout on January 20th, assistant coach Corey Frazier unleashed his frustration at the Thompsons as their team, the City Reapers, trailed the Yng Dreamerz by double digits. Frazier demanded leadership and expressed disappointment in the brothers, who were the team’s best players. He emphasized the need for teamwork and criticized their focus on individual play.
The Impact on the Game
The Thompsons took the coach’s words to heart and rallied their team. Despite being down 16 points at halftime, the Reapers fought back and secured a 76-64 victory. Amen contributed 12 points, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds. Ausar added 10 points, 7 assists, and 8 boards. Their teammate, Eli Ellis, emerged as the game’s high scorer with 28 points, boosting the Reapers’ dominant performance in the fourth quarter.
Success Amidst Challenges
The City Reapers continued their winning streak, ultimately claiming the best record and the OTE league title. The docuseries offers viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Thompsons’ basketball journey, highlighting their involvement in the highly competitive six-team league and their preparation for the NBA Draft.
Impressive NBA Draft Results
After their remarkable season, Amen, a shooting guard, was selected 4th overall by the Houston Rockets, followed closely by Ausar, also a shooting guard, who was chosen 5th by the Detroit Pistons. The Thompsons’ talent and hard work paid off, securing them a promising future in the NBA.