The most highly anticipated and hyped basketball prospect, Victor Wembanyama, will be coming to the NBA in just a few months. Everyone knows he will be the first pick in the 2023 NBA draft, but they have yet to determine which team will get that pick. Fast forward to the draft lottery, and everyone was shocked at who won the Victor Wembanyama – the San Antonio Spurs. Spurs fans from all around the globe went wild as they had the chance to draft the biggest star in this year’s draft class.
Look: Spurs fans’ massive reaction to the Spurs winning the draft lottery for a right to pick Victor Wembanyama
Earlier today, every NBA fanatic, especially Spurs fans, tuned in to the 2023 NBA draft lottery. San Antonio was the worst team in the 2022-2023 season, winning only 20 games out of 82. Their losing record gave them higher chances of landing any of the top four picks. But, surprisingly, the Spurs organization got lucky and got the No. 1 overall pick. This means they can draft Victor Wembanyama in this year’s NBA draft. After the presentation, Spurs fans went wild and highly excited. The city lost its mind after knowing the French superstar would be coming to town. Indeed it’s pandemonium right now in San Antonio.
Wembanyama is a San Antonio Spur, and the city has lost its collective mind in the best way possible. pic.twitter.com/vOrUDlaGmF
— Casey Viera (@Casey_Viera) May 17, 2023
Meanwhile, Charlotte Hornets got the 2nd pick, while Portland and Houston received the third and fourth picks. The NBA draft will take place next month, June 22, 2023.
Who is Victor Wembanyama?
To those who are just hearing about this young star’s name, here we go. Victor Wembanyama may be a generational talent. As a result, the 19-year-old French basketball star is considered a “unicorn” considering his skillset and abilities. His ceiling is so high that the EuroLeague won’t be enough to measure his full potential; hence, he needs to showcase his God-given talents in the NBA.
Dubbed the best European prospect since Luka Doncic (2018) and probably the most prominent athlete since LeBron James (2003), the stud from France has the traits of the perfect basketball player every team in the NBA is dying for. Written below is everything you need to know about Victor Wembanyama.
|Height||7 feet and 3 inches (allegedly)|
|Wingspan||7 feet and 8 inches|
Wemby plays for the Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 in the LNB Pro A in France. In 33 games during his 2022-23 season campaign with the Mets 92, he averaged an outstanding 21.6 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game. Further, Wembanyama is projected to be the San Antonio Spurs’ first pick in the 2023 NBA draft this June. Fans can’t wait to see the 19-year-old in the NBA and become the cornerstone of the Spurs franchise.
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