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Wembanyama primed for NBA’s 2023 top pick | Richmond Free Press


You could not have heard of Victor Wembanyama, but you’ll soon.

Don’t be surprised if the 18-year-old, 7-foot-3 Frenchman is the general first selection within the NBA’s 2023 draft.

Wembanyama, who turned pro in France at age 15, now plays for Metropolitans 92 in Paris. He drew loads of approval in two October exhibitions in Las Vegas against the G-League Ignite (featuring several top NBA prospects).

Scoring inside and outside, the towering teenager with the eight-foot wingspan had 37 and 36 points, respectively, against the professional squad. He hit seven 3-pointers in the primary contest.

NBA/ESPN sportswriter Adrian Wojnarowski called him “the only biggest prospect in NBA history.”

He’s the son of Congolese Felix (6-foot-6) and Elodie (6-foot-3) Wembanyama. The NBA draft might be May 16.

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