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    Amen Thompson and Ausar Thompson of Overtime Elite’s City Reapers are top prospects in this year’s N.B.A. draft but elected to play for O.T.E. instead of a college team.
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    Top N.B.A. Prospects Skip College, but Not Stardom

    The N.B.A.’s biggest stars often make their names during the N.C.A.A. tournament. But this year’s top draft picks may be players who found the spotlight elsewhere.


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      Victor Wembanyama, a rising French basketball star, isn’t like anyone else. He’s 7-foot-3, but he’s as smooth as a smaller guard like Stephen Curry.
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      Victor Wembanyama Has Always Done Things Differently

      Wembanyama, an 18-year-old with an eight-foot wingspan, will almost certainly be the top pick in next year’s N.B.A. draft. He’s been preparing for the moment for years.

       By Tania Ganguli and