Victor Wembanyama, the most anticipated youngster in the NBA at least since LeBron James 20 years ago, was made official as the No. 1 of the Draft by the San Antonio Spurs and with him the beginning of a new era within the best basketball in the world is expected.
“This is fulfilling something I have dreamed of all my life“, said a Wembanyama dressed in an elegant green suit and who could not help crying after hearing his name as the first choice for Spurs, reported the EFE news agency.
Confirmation of the election of Victor Wembanyama
A few months ago it was known that the Frenchman Wembanyama would be number one in the draft and that the San Antonio Spurs had won the lottery and the right to make said choice, something that was clear they would not let go of.
This is how the 2.23-meter-tall, 19-year-old French prospect received confirmation of this news today through tears and becoming the boy in the movie tonight. Also, despite the fact that Spurs are not living their best moment, the arrival of the Frenchman is now a hope.
In the right hands of the legendary Gregg Popovich
On top of that will be led by a historical, Without a doubt, the Spurs are one of the best-managed franchises in the NBA in recent decades and also have extensive experience choosing centers in the first position, since David Robinson in 1987 and Tim Duncan in 1997, changed the history of this team forever and made it big with five titles between 1999 and 2014.
Victor Wembanyama's characteristics
Frenchman Victor Wembanyama can score from three and from mid-range, handles the ball with outstanding skill and speed for a player of his stature, which is why he is considered the image of basketball of the future. He also moves with great agility and ease, is very dangerous in one-on-one situations and is also a major intimidation threat on defense.
He is the MVP of the French league with the Metropolitans 92 during the recently ended campaign and is the second highest player to be numbered in the NBA draft, only behind the Chinese Yao Ming.