Victor Wembanyama


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 rail thin and very lanky but has really good coordination and is super talented with the ball in his hands.


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 actually 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.

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.


Victor is obviously very skinny and 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.


Draft Projection

top 2 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft


2023 Centers

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-4 – France
  2. Adem Bona – 6-10 – UCLA (Turkey)
  3. Kel’el Ware – 7-0 – Oregon
  4. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Duke
  5. James Nnaji – 6-10 – Barcelona (Nigeria)
  6. Zach Edey – 7-4 – Purdue
  7. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  8. Clifford Omoruyi – 6-11 – Rutgers (Nigeria) 
  9. Oumar Ballo – 6-10 – Arizona (Mali) 
  10. Zvonimir Ivisic – 7-3 – Croatia
  11. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  12. Armando Bacot – 6-9 – UNC
  13. Hunter Dickenson – 7-1 – Michigan
  14. Jonathan Tchamwa.T… – 6-8 – Baylor (Cameroon)
  15. Nfaly Dante – 7-0 – Oregon (Mali)
  16. Jamarion Sharp – 7-5 – W. Kentucky
  17. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)