Wembanyama, the great pearl of European basketball, sets course for ASVEL

Victor Wembanyama is 17 years old and it is a physical wonder of 2.19 meters high. The French player will leave Nanterre 92, his hometown club, to make the leap to ASVEL Villeurbanne and the Euroleague. The pivot, the second youngest player to make his Eurocup debut (when he was 15 years, 9 months and 25 days), fThis course was elected the Best Young Player of the LNB Pro A, the main competition in France.

The interior tested in 2018 with Barça and played the Endesa Mini Cup that season with the Barça club. The projection for this lanky kid is enormous: he is already placed at number one in the 2023 NBA Draft.

“He has extraordinary dexterity and technique for such a tall player. He passes without looking, he dribbles and he has a great vision of the game “, Pascal Donnadieu, Nanterre coach told about the talent of the pearl of French basketball.

The young player, who has already trained with Vincent Poirier and Rudy Gobert, has received accolades from the NBA’s Greatest Defender: “I don’t think we’ve ever seen such talent in France. And frankly, I’ve rarely seen it in the world. At that age, he is already 2.19 and can shoot. And above all, for me, it’s smart. “

At ASVEL, Wembanyama will have one of the best mentors possible. Tony Parker, former NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs, heads the club that has dominated the French scene in recent years.

Nanterre will only receive 80,000 euros compensation for the change of the player’s sports rights.

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