The Remarkable Victor Wembanyama Summer League Journey in Only 2 Games
Victor Wembanyama is a 17-year old French basketball prodigy who has shown his incredible potential in his short time in the Summer League. He left fans and scouts stunned. Wembanyama is an incredibly tall 7 foot 3 inch French basketball prodigy. His athleticism, skills, and size make him a unique prospect. In both of his games, Wembanyama showed his ability to dominate on both ends of court. He blocked shots easily and scored at will.
Wembanyama was only in the Summer League for a short time, but his performances left a lasting impact on all who saw them. As he swatted multiple shots away, his shot-blocking skills were on full display. His offensive game was also impressive. He displayed a smooth shot and a variety post moves, which belied his inexperience and age. Wembanyama, who returns to his French club team, has certainly raised expectations about his future. He is now one of the most promising young basketball prospects.
LAS VEGAS AP — Victor Wembanyama’s first, and likely last, Summer League is over.
The San Antonio Spurs will not play the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft because they have already seen everything that he has to offer. The San Antonio Spurs have seen all they need from the No.
Wembanyama finished with 36 points, 20 boards, eight blocks, and three assists in two games. He shot 41% from the floor. He played 54 minutes.
Spurs had never intended for Wembanyama play the entire Summer League. The Spurs will now have the opportunity to look at other players with the minutes that he would have played.
“I’m going to sit down with the Spurs to know what the next months are going to be like,” Wembanyama told reporters on Sunday evening, after his final summer performance. “When to go on vacation, when to start back working out, where I’m going to practice, in San Antonio or somewhere else. I just know I’ve got two to three months — two to three great months — that are coming and they’re going to change my life.”
Shutting him down from games — San Antonio has either three or four games left in Las Vegas — starts what will be a needed break for the 19-year-old from France whose last professional season in his homeland started nearly a year ago. His schedule was erratic since June when he played in the French playoffs until just days before the draft.
The Spurs feel that he should have a rest period and re-set to prepare for the training camp, which starts in early Oct. and an 82 game regular season.
“In the past month, I think basketball wasn’t even 50% of my schedule,” Wembanyama said. “I can’t stand it. I know it’s a special moment in my life, but I’m glad it’s over. Honestly. I just want to hoop. I just want to work out, lift because this is my life. Obviously, every first pick is going to go through this. And it just makes me better for the future.”
Spurs’ last few days have been hectic in Las Vegas. Wembanyama’s debut The atmosphere on Friday night was circus-like, with a packed-out crowd. Sunday’s match received a lot of attention. wasn’t quite the sameBut the crowd was huge. Between those two games, Gregg Popovich was fired. new five-year contract The team announced that the coach would remain as president and coach.
Wembanyama’s reaction to the Popovich signing was as expected.
“There’s something great going on, starting,” Wembanyama said. “We kind of knew it was going to happen, but now it’s, let’s get it rolling. We can get started now.”
Wembanyama’s recent performances have been praised by everyone, including teammates and opponents. Even NBA greats Kareem Abu-Jabbar and Jerry West lauded his performance.
“The difficulty is learning how you can best contribute to a winning effort,” Abdul-Jabbar said to him. “That’s what you’ve got to learn how to do with your skill set. You will find out what that is basically in preseason. You’ll find out a lot about that.”
Vegas is known as a show-town. Wembanyama performed a show. The Spurs were satisfied. Now his attention is on his first season.
“He’s amazing,” San Antonio guard Blake Wesley stated. “He’s an amazing person on and off the court.”