On Friday, Victor Wembanyama made his debut with the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Summer League match against the Charlotte Hornets. The Frenchman, who was recently selected with the first overall pick in the NBA draft by the Spurs, expressed his delight at wearing the team’s jersey for the first time. However, he also acknowledged that he has much to learn in order to succeed in the NBA. Despite helping his team win the game, Wembanyama admitted that he was unsure of his role on the court and is determined to improve his performance in future matches. Ultimately, his goal is to be fully prepared for the upcoming season.
Wembanyama, a young French basketball player, is being hailed as the most promising rookie in the NBA since LeBron James’ debut 20 years ago. The 19-year-old recently made his first appearance with the San Antonio team and impressed everyone with his performance on the court. Despite his towering height of 2.22 meters, Wembanyama displayed impressive ball-handling skills for a center and was able to intimidate his opponents while grabbing rebounds with a wingspan that exceeds 2.40m. In his debut game, he recorded nine points, eight rebounds, three assists, and five blocks.
During the game, he didn’t perform well on the offense side, which could be attributed to feeling nervous. He only managed to score two out of 13 shots and missed five out of six three-pointers. He also lost the ball three times and appeared to be rushing at times. Despite this, the crowd still cheered for the French player, who is currently focused on building muscle to compete against NBA players. The Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas was filled with 17,500 people eager to watch him play.