The Washington Wizards drafted Yannick Nzosa with the No. 54 pick within the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday evening. Nzosa plays for Unicaja Malaga in Spain and is a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In accordance with the NBA’s draft profile, he didn’t play organized basketball until he was 12 years old (he is eighteen without delay) and he has been in Malaga since 2019. In accordance with Malaga Hoy in Spain, Nzosa is trying to naturalize in Spain so he can play for the Spanish men’s national basketball team in the long run. Nzosa wouldn’t be the primary Congolese player to naturalize as a Spanish citizen. Long-time NBA veteran Serge Ibaka has done the identical.
Given Nzosa’s age and lack of skilled experience, he appears to be a draft-and-stash option for the Wizards within the short term. He would probably play in Summer League next month, but I’m unsure what to anticipate of him without delay, nevertheless.
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