Victor Wembanyama

Updated on 8/5/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 7-2
Weight: 225
Country: France
Professional Team: Metropolitans 92
Classification: International ‘04
Birthdate: 1/4/2004

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

Pros:

Good low post scorer
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Good rebounder
Solid defender
Very good shot blocker
Good athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his outside shot
Can display spotty shot selection
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can have lapses defensively
Needs to add strength

Summary:

Victor Wembanyama is an athletic, skilled center that could be the top pick of the 2023 draft.  He is a versatile scorer that excels at making shots from the post, and he also has a reliable mid-range jump shot.  He also is a good rebounder and defender, and he is a terrific shot blocker that can lock down the paint. 

Recently, he signed on to play for the Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 for the upcoming season. He’ll need to be a more consistent outside shooter in games, but his strong all-around skills could enable him to be a superstar in the NBA in the future.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Eurobasket Profile
ESPN’s Early 2023 Mock Draft
The Bleacher Report’s Article on Wembanyama Signing with Boulogne-Levallois

Games Scouted:
7/11/21 France vs. USA
9/12/21 ASVEL Basket vs. Milano

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