2023 NBA Draft Player Profile: C Victor Wembanyama

Victor Wembanyama of Metropolitan 92 reacts during the Betclic Elite match on November 20, 2022, in Levallois-Perret, France.

Shooting Percentages & Measurements

47.0%27.5%82.8%7’5″230 lbs.8’0″
2022-23 Stats (Metropolitan 92): 21.6 PPG/10.4 RPG/2.4 APG/3.0 BPG/0.7 SPG


Some are calling Victor Wembanyama the greatest draft prospect the NBA has ever seen. He started his career at 15-years old playing for the Nanterre 92 for two seasons. This helped him gain the opportunity to play against NBA players Rudy Gobert and Vincent Poirier in a two-on-two pick-up game in 2020. The videos went viral of the game. This caused him to gain popularity, and it’s continued to grow from that day.

This past season Wembanyama joined the Metropolitan 92 with Vincent Collet at the helm leading their reputation for developing players. He would end up playing in two exhibition games versus the NBA G-League Ignite, putting up 37 points, five blocks, and four rebounds in the first game. In the second game, Victor put up 36 points and 11 rebounds. Those two games were highly anticipated as another top-three prospect, Scoot Henderson, was playing for the Ignite. They split the two games, but Wembanyama was still the best player out there.


  • Size and athleticism creates versatility on both ends.
  • Can score from anywhere and anytime against anyone in any way.
  • Elite defender with a guard skillset on the offensive side.


  • Future injury concerns due to size; have seen players that height struggle to stay healthy and play long.
  • Three point shooting consistency.
  • Has to improve decision-making; more turnovers than assists.

Player Comparison: A taller, faster, and more skilled Mo Bamba

Victor Wembanyama NBA Draft Projection

The world has never seen an NBA draft prospect like Victor Wembanyama. The combination of his size and speed with the shooting and defensive skills has never been witnessed. The expectations for the French basketball player are the highest we’ve seen since LeBron James. If he’s not an MVP and champion by the end of his career, he could be considered a bust.

He’s the consensus #1 selection in the NBA Draft and I’d be shocked if the result is different. He’s my number one prospect and should be an unbelievable player to watch. Wembanyama is a true generational talent.

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