Richard Jefferson has hailed him as the greatest draft prospect since Lebron James. He’s 7 foot 3 inches without shoes on and boasts a massive 8 foot wingspan. Despite his height he moves and handles the ball like a much shorter player. He’s a blocking machine on the defensive end, and a scoring machine on the offensive end with a very polished back to the basket game. His name is Victor Wembanyama, and another one of his spectacular plays is ruling sports headlines once again.
Victor Wembanyama 360 Alley Oop Block Stopping a 2 on 1 Fast Break Transition Play Goes Viral
During a recent matchup between Boulogne-Levallois and Blois in France the projected number 1 draft pick in 2023 proved once again why the hype is real. How do you stop a fast break when you have an 8 foot wingspan and quick feet? Well if you’re Victor Wembanyama you do a 360 spin before blocking an alley-oop. Check out how he shut down this 2 on 1 fast break by himself.
Many NBA fans and media reporters have dubbed this season “The Race to Bottom of the Tank” for Victor Wembanyama. In terms of his impact on the court the numbers speak for themselves. For his career so far overseas he averages 4 blocks and 9 rebounds per 36 minutes on the defensive end, while pouring in around 15 points per game on the offensive end. Keep in mind he’s playing in a professional league where they allow more contact than usual, so he’s really getting bumped around out there.
The sky is the limit for him, but as with all really tall players health and staying injury free will be deciding factor of reaching full protentional. Imagine the battles between him and Chet Holmgren next season.