NBA prospect Victor Wembanyama has 24 points in first game back in France
A week after impressing NBA players and fans alike in Las Vegas with his talent, Victor Wembanyama, a potential. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA draft, was back in France. His amazing performances continued in France on Saturday.
Paris-based Metropolitan 92 faced Le Mans in LNB Pro A, the highest level of pro basketball in France. In the 94-89 overtime win, Wembanyama, who is 7-foot-4 with an 8-foot wingspan, had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks and gave Le Mans its first loss of the season.
VICTOR. WEMBANYAMA. #BetclicELITE #LNBTV @vicw_32 x @Metropolitans92 pic.twitter.com/wKunFKgedS
— LNB (@LNBofficiel) October 15, 2022
Last week, Wembanyama and his team faced Scoot Henderson, another projected top draft pick, and the G League Ignite in two games. The first game had NBA stars Chris Paul and Devin Booker watching alongside WNBA champs A’ja Wilson and Chelsea Gray of the Las Vegas Aces.
A day later, Wembanyama drew praise from LeBron James.
“Everybody has been labeling this unicorn thing,” James said. “Everybody has been calling him a unicorn for the past two years, but he is more like an alien. I have never seen — anyone has ever seen anyone as tall and graceful as he is on the floor. “
Wembanyama and Metro 92’s next game is Oct. 21 against Blois.
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