Amen Thompson

Amen Thompson

#1 Point Guard Shooting Guard
Houston Rockets arrow-icon
2023-24 REGULAR SEASON STATS
9.5 PTS
6.6 REB
2.6 AST
.138 3P%
1.3 STLS

Personal Information

Full Name Amen Thompson
Position Point Guard, Shooting Guard
DOB (Age) 30-01-2003 (21 yrs)
Height 6 ft 7 in (2 m)
Weight 225 lbs (102 kgs)
Draft 2023 - Rd: 1, Pick: 4 (HOU)
Debut 2023

Recent Games

View All right-arrow
Date Opp Result Min PTS FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% REB AST BLK
Sun 04/14
@ LAC LAC
W 116-105 39 18 8 - 9 0.89 0 - 0 0.00 2 - 3 0.67 11 10 3
Sat 04/13
@ POR POR
W 116-107 35 17 6 - 12 0.50 0 - 1 0.00 5 - 6 0.83 15 6 0
Fri 04/12
@ UTA UTA
L 121-124 35 15 6 - 12 0.50 0 - 1 0.00 3 - 4 0.75 10 4 0
Wed 04/10
@ ORL ORL
W 118-106 37 13 6 - 7 0.86 0 - 0 0.00 1 - 2 0.50 8 4 1
Sun 04/07
@ DAL DAL
L 136-147 7 5 1 - 1 1.00 0 - 0 0.00 3 - 3 1.00 3 3 0

Regular Season Stats

View All right-arrow
Season Team GP GS Min PTS FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% OFF DEF REB AST BLK
2023
HOU HOU
62 23 22.4 9.5 3.855 - 7.194 .536 0.129 - 0.935 .138 1.710 - 2.500 .684 2.4 4.2 6.6 2.6 0.6
Career 62 23 22.4 9.5 3.855 - 7.194 .536 0.129 - 0.935 .138 1.710 - 2.500 .684 2.4 4.2 6.6 2.6 0.6

Amen Thompson News

Thompson twins' 'Dream Board' illustrates NBA stars achieving their 'shoe deal' childhood goals entering the league Thompson twins' 'Dream Board' illustrates NBA stars achieving their 'shoe deal' childhood goals entering the league
Thompson twins' 'Dream Board' illustrates NBA stars achieving their 'shoe deal' childhood goals entering the league
2024 Houston Rockets playoff picture following OT win vs OKC Thunder to close gap with Warriors (March 27): Updated standings, schedule and more 2024 Houston Rockets playoff picture following OT win vs OKC Thunder to close gap with Warriors (March 27): Updated standings, schedule and more
2024 Houston Rockets playoff picture following OT win vs OKC Thunder to close gap with Warriors (March 27): Updated standings, schedule and more
Did Ausar Thompson and Amen Thompson bring their twin girlfriends for first-ever NBA matchup? Debunking viral tweet Did Ausar Thompson and Amen Thompson bring their twin girlfriends for first-ever NBA matchup? Debunking viral tweet
Did Ausar Thompson and Amen Thompson bring their twin girlfriends for first-ever NBA matchup? Debunking viral tweet
"Going on another 28 game losing streak": Detroit Pistons fans in shambles as team gets blown out right after streak-snapping win "Going on another 28 game losing streak": Detroit Pistons fans in shambles as team gets blown out right after streak-snapping win
"Going on another 28 game losing streak": Detroit Pistons fans in shambles as team gets blown out right after streak-snapping win
4th pick Amen Thompson set to play for Rockets' G-League affiliate 4th pick Amen Thompson set to play for Rockets' G-League affiliate
4th pick Amen Thompson set to play for Rockets' G-League affiliate

Amen Thompson: A Brief Biography

Amen Thompson
Amen Thompson (Picture Courtesy: Getty Images)

The 2023-24 NBA draft saw Houston Rockets draft Ameiz XLNC "Amen" Thompson with the fourth overall pick. Born on January 30, 2003, Thompson is an American basketball player who has played for 'Team Overtime Elite' and 'City Reapers'. Amen Thompson and his twin brother Ausar Thompson made NBA history by being the only pair of identical twins to be drafted top five in the NBA draft.

Amen Thompson was a five-star recruit ahead of his NBA Draft. According to his pre-draft analysis, Thompson is an athletic ball handler with a 7 foot wingspan. He is quick and possesses a huge vertical, which allows him to finish powerfully at the rim. Thompson's weakness, according to his draft combine reports, lies in playing off the ball. His overall skill set has been compared to Ja Morant and Ben Simmons.


Amen's brother Ausar, who is one minute and twelve seconds younger than him, was drafted fifth overall by the Detroit Pistons in 2023. This fulfilled a decade-long journey that the two brothers took to reach the NBA. Amen showed signs of being a novice in basketball at the age of seven. By the age of nine, he had created a 'dream board' that listed his aspirations and the regime he must follow to achieve them.


Player Name Personal Information

NameAmeiz XLNC "Amen" Thompson
Age20
DOB30 January 2003
NationalityAmerican
Mother NameMaya Williams
Father nameTroy Thompson
ProfessionBasketball Athlete
Net Worth$5 million
Height6 feet 7 inches
Weight200 pounds
EducationPine Crest School
Relationship StatusDating (Hannah Watlington)

Amen Thompson Early Life

Born and raised in San Leandro, California, to Maya Williams and Troy Thompson, Amen is just one minute younger than his identical twin brother Ausar Thompson. Amen and Ausar made rounds on social media for having their middle name 'XLNC,' which represents a sense of power.


The Thompson brothers had the opportunity to play high school basketball in year 8. Therefore, they moved to Florida, where they played for Pine Crest.


Thompson had offers from the best of collegiate programs like Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Arizona State and Kansas, but decided not to play college basketball.


Amen Thompson Personal Life

There is not much information available about Thompson’s personal life. Amen and his brother listed their aspirations when they were young, and playing in the NBA was their ultimate goal.


Thompson also wishes to own his own shoe company and be a billionaire one day. Besides basketball, he also likes to play video games in his leisure time.


Amen Thompson Family Background

Amen Thompson was born to Maya Williams and Troy Thompson. Troy Thompson previously worked as a fruit picker and construction worker, while Maya has worked as a care home supervisor.


Thompson’s uncle, Mark Thompson, is an Olympian and represented Jamaica in the 1992 Olympics in track and field. He ran the 400 meter hurdles race in the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona and is married to Bahamian sprinter Pauline Davis-Thompson.


Amen Thompson Brother

Amen Thompson's identical twin, Ausar 'XLNC' Thompson, is a professional basketball player who plays for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA. Listed at 6 feet 6 inches and 215 pounds, Ausar played along with his brother for Pine Crest and Team OTE. Ausar has also played for the AAU team Florida Pro Basketball.


Amen Thompson has racked up quite a contract with the Pistons, signing a $40 million four-year deal. Thompson also has an older brother Troy Jr., who played collegiate basketball for Prairie View A&M. The Thompson twins look up to Troy Jr., who has been pivotal in their development.


Ausar is a two-time OTE Finals MVP and was also awarded the regular season MVP for the OTE league. Thompson starred for the Pistons in the Summer League, averaging 13.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.8 steals in 29.2 minutes per game. He did not play the final game due to load management and is preparing for the upcoming NBA season.


Amen Thompson Girlfriend

Thompson is currently focused on his career as an NBA player and has not publicized a romantic relationship. However, he was spotted with rumored girlfriend, Hannah Watlington ahead of the 2023-24 NBA draft.


Amen Thompson Kids

Amen Thompson does not have any kids.


Amen Thompson Social Media

Amen Thompson is not very active on social media but maintains an Instagram account. He is not on Twitter or Facebook. Thompson's Instagram features posts from his draft night and his journey to the NBA with his brother Ausar.


Amen Thompson Net Worth

According to multiple online sources, Thompson’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million as of 2023. For the 2023/24 season, he will earn over $8.8 million.


YearNet Worth
2023$5 Million
2022-
2021-


Amen Thompson Brand Ambassador

Amen Thomson has not struck any visible endorsements yet. The 2023-24 draft night saw Amen and Ausar Thompson collaborate with American Express and gilded fashion designer Waraire Boswell to design their draft day suits.


Recently, Amen Thompson was seen collaborating with Panini America. Panini is a leading card collectable company. As far as sneaker deals go, he has not officially signed with any sneaker company yet. He has recently collaborated with brands such as Tissot, Buffalo Wild Wings and Starry.


Amen Thompson Investments

In an interview around his draft night, Amen Thompson spoke about his aspirations and dreams. Since the age of nine, Amen has had the dream of owning his own shoe company, which will probably become one of his dream investment projects.


Amen Thompson Career Stats

While playing for the City Reapers in 2022, Thompson won the league championship, averaging 16.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 2.4 steals over 28.2 minutes per game. In the 2022 Overtime Elite preseason, Amen averaged 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks.


Amen Thompson Achievements

Amen was named to the All-OTE First Team and also has a Brown County Player of the Year award class 5A-1A, which he co-shares with brother Ausar Thompson. He also has his sights on the NBA Rookie of the Year award and would love to get his hand on the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy.


Thompson competed with Team Overtime in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), and was invited by Stephen Curry to attend his elite camp in San Francisco. When it comes to historic feats, he made the game-winning layup at the buzzer in game 2 of the OTE Finals in the 2022 season while playing for the City Reapers, defeating the YNG Dreamerz 80-78.


Amen Thompson Contract

The Houston Rockets signed rookie Amen Thompson to a $40 million deal spanning over four years. The year 2023-24 will see Amen make roughly $8.8 million. His average salary is around $10 million annually.


YearSalary
2023-24$8,809,320
2024-25$9,249,960
2025-26$9,690,600
2026-27$12,258,609


Amen Thompson Diet

Amen Thompson is listed at 6 feet 7 inches and weighs around 200 pounds. He follows a strict diet to maintain his athletic build. Since the age of nine, Thompson has followed a rigid plan that led him to achieve his goal of becoming a professional NBA player.


As a child, he would run two miles dribbling left-handed and then do 50 pull-ups. Interestingly, he would also do squats while watching TV and make 200 or more shots each day. Their diet would include a healthy dose of vitamins and milk.


Amen Thompson House

There are no details about Amen Thompson's current residence available in the public domain.


Amen Thompson Cars

Amen Thompson does not have an extravagant car collection yet. In a resurfaced video, he was seen getting his driving lessons from Team Overtime in a Toyota Tacoma.



FAQs

A. Amen Thompson's middle name is 'XLNC' pronounced as 'Excellency', which is a symbol of power. The name on his birth certificate is Ameiz XLNC Thompson.

A. Born on January 20, 2003, Amen Thompson is 20 years of age.

A. Amen Thompson is 6 feet 7 inches tall.

A. Amen Thompson and Ausar Thomson are identical twins and have set history by becoming the first set of twins to be drafted in the top 5

A. Amen Thompson plays for the Houston Rockets.

A. Amen Thompson is not dating anyone; however, he was spotted with rumored girlfriend, Hannah Watlington on draft night. 

App download animated image Get the free App now