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Who is Victor Wembanyama?
Victor Wembanyama is a professional basketball player for Metropolitans 92 of the LNB Pro A. Being a 7ft 3inches tall power, he is considered one of the best European prospects of his generation. Moreover, he is widely considered the favorite to become the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft.
How Old Is Victor Wembanyama?
He is 18 years old as of October 2022, having been born on January 4, 2004, in Le Chesnay, France. Victor shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lea Elui Ginet, Jaeden Martell, Heidi D’Amelio, Charles Melton, Coco Jones, and many more.
Victor Wembanyama Family
Who are Victor Wembanyama Parents?
He was born to Felix Wembanyama (Father, born in 1973) a former long jumper, whereas his mother played basketball. However, his mother’s name is not mentioned on the internet.
Does Victor Wembanyama have Siblings?
He has an elder sister by the name of Eve (a professional basketball player).
Victor Wembanyama Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Victor Wembanyama Marital Status
According to news on the internet, it shows that he is possibly single.
Victor Wembanyama Kids
He does not have any kids as of 2022. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Victor Wembanyama Career
An Early and Youth Career
He grew up playing football as a goalkeeper and practiced judo. He was coached in basketball by his mother since he was four or five years old. Thus he began his career at his local club, Entente Le Chesany Versailles, and at the age of ten, he joined the youth system of Nanterre 92. However, his parents refused offers from bigger clubs like FC Barcelona and SVEL. In February 2018, he was loaned to FC Barcelona for the Minicopa del Rey, an under-14 tournament in Spain, and led his team to third place. In the 2019-20 season, he began playing for Espoirs Nanterre in the LNB Espoirs, the French under-21 league.
He went on to play for Nanterre’s under-18 team in February 2020m at the Kaunas Tournament, a qualifier for the Adidas Next Generation Tournament (ANGT) That same year on February 8, he posted 22 points, 15 rebounds, and an ANGT-record nine blocks in a win over the under-18 team of Through 13 Espoirs games, he averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks in 20.1 minutes per game. He made his 2020-21 Espoirs season debut on September 23, recording 22 points, 18 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 4 assists in an 86-74 win over Espoirs JL Bourg. On October 21, he made his National Masculine 1 debut recording 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 blocks in a 72-63 victory over STB Le Havre.
A Professional Career
A Career with Nanterre 92 (2019 to 2021)
He made his professional debut for Nanterre 92 on October 29, 2019, where he played 31 seconds against Brescia in the EuroCup. He went on to become the second-youngest player at 15 years nine months after Stefan Petkovic to play in the EuroCup. On September 23, 2020, he made his LNB Pro A debut grabbing one rebound in four minutes against JL Bourg. The next year on May 25, he had season-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 99-87 win over Orleans Loiret. Because of his exemplary performance, he was named Pro A Best Young Player of the 2020-21 season. He then opted to leave Nanterre after the season after living there since the age of 10.
A Career at ASVEL (2021 to 2022)
He signed a three-year contract with ASVEL of the Pro A and the EuroLeague on June 29, 2021. On October 1, he made his EuroLeague debut playing three minutes in a home game against Zalgiris. The next year on April 3, he scored a career-high 25 points on 13-19 shooting in an 85-65 home win over Le Portel. On May 18, 2022, he won a second consecutive LNB Pro A Best Young Player award. However, after the season ended, he opted out of his contract with ASVEL.
A Career with Metropolitans 92 (2022 to Present)
He signed a two-year contract with Metropolitans 92 of the Pro A on June 30, 2022.
A National team Career
In addition to playing at the club level, he has also represented his native France at the international level. Thus he represented France at the 2019 FIBA U16 European Championship in Udine, Italy. In the quarterfinal win over Croatia, he recorded 12 points, 21 rebounds, and 8 blocks in the 80-78 win. He went on to average nine points, 9.6 rebounds, and a tournament-leading 5.3 blocks per game thus leading France to a silver medal and earning all-tournament team honors. In Latvia, he competed at the 2021 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup. In the finals, he recorded 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 blocks in an 83-81 loss to the United States. Victor went on to set the FIBA record for blocks per game in a single tournament.
Victor Wembanyama Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 7ft 3inches (2.20m) and a weight of 95kg (209lbs).
Victor Wembanyama Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.