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South Florida twins foregoing final year of high school to join new pro basketball league

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – MARCH 28: Basketballs are seen on the rack as they await warm ups to begin during the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 28, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

South Florida twins and top basketball prospects Ausar and Amen Thompson are foregoing their final high school season and college.

The duo will be signing two-year contracts with the new Overtime Elite professional league, according to Shams Charania.

Ausar averaged 22.6 PPG, 7.2 RPG, and 3.4 APG while Amen averaged 20.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, and 4.4 APG last season for Pine Crest in Fort Lauderdale. 

Amen is the 38th ranked player in the class of 2022 according to and Ausar in the 40th ranked prospect. Both 6’6 forwards have 16 college offers including offers from Florida, Florida State, Kansas, Arizona, Kansas, St. John’s Oklahoma State, Auburn, Iowa State and more.

The Thompson’s join Orlando twins Matt and Ryan Bewley, highly touted prospects from the class of 2023 to forgo high school and college to join the new league.