“Victor Wembanyama is unlike anything you’ve seen so far”: stunned America

He had warned:This is the most important game of my life.And he was up to the challenge he had set for himself. On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in Las Vegas, in an exhibition match broadcast on a national channel, Victor Wembanyama did not miss his first meeting on American soil. his level exploded, already very high for an 18-year-old: 37 points, 7/11 triples, 4 rebounds and 5 blocks. Despite the defeat of the Metropolitans 92 de Boulogne-Levallois against the G-League Ignite (122-115), the phenomenon dazzled the press and observers who, however, were warned by the magnitude of the wave that is announced during the 2023 draft .

The 200 NBA scouts and executives who came to see the show didn’t have to pay for their tickets Tuesday night, but if they had, they wouldn’t have been hurt no matter what the cost.The Washington Post begins. Wembanyama has shown all the skills that will affirm him as the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft.” “Have you ever seen a 2.21m player carry the ball like him?“, Asks the SportsCenter Twitter account to… 41 million subscribers! “One of a kind,” replies the official NBA account.

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ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony, who already featured him for many months as the “best prospect in the world“, was not disappointed by the one whose hype has already largely crossed the Atlantic:”He showed exactly why he is considered a generational talent.“His distance fight with Scoot Henderson, the other sensation of the next draft”,did not disappoint, both showed what made them so special. The future of the NBA is clearly in good hands.“, still judged Givony on Twitter.

I saw everything I had to see: 1. Victor Wembanyama, 2. Scoot Henderson, 3-14: You should have sunk deeper or had better luck in the lottery pick“, Slice Keith Smith, American journalist”.Victor Wembanyama is unlike anything you’ve seen before (no, really)“, title for its part the Bleacher Report, packed, like all the others, by the gigantic evening of the Frenchie.

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And to insist:Again, we’ve never seen a player like this, so it’s hard to make any comparisons. The only names that come to mind when I look at him are a 7-foot Kevin Durant on offense and a more mobile Rudy Gobert on defense. (…) This could be one of the biggest drafts since LeBron James. Prospects who generate this level of trust don’t show up often. Prospects like Wembanyama never show up… Never.”

It was a great experience “said the hero of the evening.”I can’t wait to do it again. I know we’ll start over in two days, then for the rest of my life.“Here is one who, in any case, takes the path…

Victor Wembanyama in Las Vegas, 2022

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