PARIS — French teen prodigy Victor Wembanyama embellished his rapidly-rising name when he became the youngest MVP in the French league’s All-Star match.
The 18-yr-outdated Wembanyama concluded with 27 points, 12 rebounds and four helps on Thursday evening as the All-Star France workforce received 136-128 in opposition to the All-Star Globe team – an yearly contest concerning French and non-French players in the French league’s LNB.
The 7-foot-3 Wembanyama is regarded as the probably major decide in the 2023 NBA draft subsequent June and is a in the vicinity of-certainty to be the initially prime-5 draft decide from France.
In the two months since his jaw-dropping performances in two exhibition games in Las Vegas, “Wembamania” has swept France with bought-out game titles when he performs for Paris-primarily based Metropolitans 92.
Wembanyama is major the French league with averages of 22.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per sport. And these are his ultimate quantities as an 18-yr-old. He turns 19 on Jan. 4, 2023.
He hit a purple patch from early November to early December with a streak of four consecutive 30-or-extra-place games.
Wembanyama’s global occupation bought off to a very good commence and he is 2- with Olympic silver medalist France, with 39 factors scored and 13 rebounds in those two online games.
France plays Lithuania and the Czech Republic in February.
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