All eyes are on 7-foot-4 French prospect Victor Wembanyama leading up to next June’s 2023 NBA draft. The 18-year-old that LeBron James dubbed “a generational talent” captivated basketball fans during a two-game exhibition showcase in October against Scoot Henderson’s G League Ignite.
With 200 NBA scouts and executives in attendance, Wembanyama showed off his full skill set — creating his shot off the dribble, running the fast break, shooting step-back 3s, finishing above the rim and using his 8-foot wingspan to serve as a menace at the rim — cementing his status as the top prospect in basketball over Henderson.
Back in France and with no plans of shutting it down early to prepare for the draft, Wembanyama is slated to play through at least May with French club Metropolitans 92. ESPN has you covered with the latest Wembanyama stats, schedule and updates on the most anticipated draft prospect since LeBron James.
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Best game of the season for future No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama in France with 33 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks. Completely dominated on both ends to help Metropolitans 92 to a sixth straight victory and stay in second place. pic.twitter.com/xgHMHLQvXw
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) November 4, 2022
Wembanyama picked up a double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds, along with 4 assists and 3 blocks. Full story.
👑🦄 VICTOR WEMBANYAMA ENCORE MVP !
— LNB (@LNBofficiel) October 29, 2022
In another show-stopping performance, the 7-foot-4 prospect posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in Paris-based Metropolitans 92’s overtime victory on the road versus JL Bourg-en-Bresse. Full story.
— LNB (@LNBofficiel) October 21, 2022
Metropolitans 92 dominated ADA Blois, 113-88. Wembanyama had 17 points and 7 rebounds in the home victory. Full story.
— LNB (@LNBofficiel) October 15, 2022
In the 94-89 overtime win, Wembanyama had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks and gave Le Mans its first loss of the season. Full story.
Wembanyama’s teammates pulled him aside and showed him a video of LeBron James calling the projected No. 1 pick in next summer’s NBA draft “a generational talent.” Full story.
Wembanyama’s agent insists that there’s no plan to listen to some team executives who suggest shutting down the projected No. 1 pick until the 2023 NBA draft in June. Full story.
With Chris Paul and A’ja Wilson watching courtside, Wembanyama put on a show in a 37-point performance at the Dollar Loan Center against the G League Ignite and Scoot Henderson, the projected No. 2 pick. Full story.