Victor Wembanyama

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: FranceHT: 7-4WT: 230
BORN: 1/5/04YEAR: 04WING: 8-0REACH: NA
Article: Victor Wembanyama’s Physical Profile and NBA Comparisons

Draft Notes

Victor Wembanyama is one of the most intriguing prospects I’ve ever scouted thanks to his incredible size, length, mobility and awesome skill level.

At 7-4 with a ridiculous 8-0 wingspan he towers over everyone else on the court. He’s thin and lanky but has really good coordination and is super talented with the ball in his hands. It’s hard to overstate just how impressive he is; we’ve never seen a player his size with such an awesome level of mobility and ball skills.

Note: his younger brother Oscar is an up and coming prospect to keep an eye on too.

Strengths

Victor is multi-talented and stands out on both ends of the floor. On the defensive end he really changes the game with his length in the lane. He’s quick off his feet and covers ground well, making him a lethal weak side shot blocker and someone who alters a ton of shots. This is an area of his game where he clearly knows his role and does a good job of using his length, holding his ground, despite his skinny frame, staying tall and avoiding silly fouls. As he adds strength his interior defense will only improve. He’s also a capable perimeter defender who has unusually quick feet and good lateral agility for a player his size.

On offense Victor has the makings of a versatile package including a picture perfect jumper. He’s got a smooth release and the ability to stretch out to the 3pt line.

He’s a very good ball handler considering his size and age and he can create offense on the wing and get his own shot, showing flashes that remind of Kristaps Porzingis but with even more play-making ability and a lot more size as well.

Victor seems to lock in and take the game seriously and competes at a high level. This is great to see and gives a lot of hope for his future development as a player.

Weaknesses

Victor is obviously skinny and still lacking strength. He’ll always have a skinny frame but will surely fill out as he grows up.

There’s not an area of his game that he’s really lacking skill or ability – he just needs to keep refining his skills, decision making and work on his strength/frame.

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Draft Projection

No.1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

Videos

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2023 Centers

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-4 – France
  2. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Duke
  3. James Nnaji – 6-10 – Barcelona (Nigeria)
  4. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  5. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  6. Jamarion Sharp – 7-5 – W. Kentucky
  7. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)