A regular look at how the season is going for the NBA’s top prospect Victor Wembanyama, the 7-foot-3, 18-year-old reportedly taken No. 1 in the 2023 draft, and his French team the Metropolitans 92:
Team record: 7-1 in the French league, tied for first with Cholet, winners of seven in a row (not counting 1-1 record in exhibitions against G League Ignite).
Latest results: 92-85 win over Nanterre on Sunday, 78-69 win over Limoges on Nov. 4.
Next schedule: vs. Nancy (4-5) on Saturday, vs. FOS on sea (2-6) on December 2.
Wembanyama season averages: 22.4 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game.
Wembanyama highlight: His season just keeps getting better. Wembanyama scored 33 points in the win over Limoges and 30 in the win over Nanterre, his first two 30-point games of the French league season. He also averaged 19.5 points in a pair of wins for France over Lithuania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, victories that helped France clinch a berth in the 2023 Basketball World Cup.
News: The win over Lithuania was Wembanyama’s first cap for the senior team, and he became the first player to score at least 20 points in a French debut since 1979. “Victor handled the game very well. He didn’t try to show anything special. He was himself and that’s enough to dominate the game,” said France coach Vincent Collet, who also coaches Wembanyama with Metropolitans 92.
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