How is Victor Wembanyama linked with the country of Congo?


Victor Wembanyama is a household name right now and basketball fans are wondering about the player’s connection to the Congo

Victor Wembanyama is one of the most promising young basketball players in the world. He is a French basketball player with connections to the Congo. The Victor Wembanyama Congo connection is through his father. Victor’s father Felix Wembanyama is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Victor has represented France at the International level and has already played for the Junior team. The young star is currently playing for French team Metropolitans 92 in the LNB Pro A, the top-tier league in France.

Victor Wembanyama
Victor Wembanyama

Most scouts and analysts expect Victor Wembanyama to be the first pick in 2023 NBA Draft. The 18-year old basketball player is a 7’3 forward/center and has the skill to score from anywhere on the court. The biggest reason for teams interest in him is his star potential and similarities with players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid.

As long as Wembanyama stays healthy, he will almost definitely be selected with the 1st overall pick in next years draft. Victor looks to be the draft prospect with the lowest floor and highest ceiling.

Who will get the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft?

The three teams with the highest odds at of getting the first overall pick are the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. All three teams have a 14% chance at getting the 1st overall pick. If any of these teams end up with the pick, they will select Wembanyama.

Victor Wembanyama
Victor Wembanyama, Image: Wikipedia

The Spurs are the team that needs a young star the most to build around. OKC Thunder has Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren and Josh Giddey to build around whereas the Rockets have Jalen Green and Jabari Smith Jr.

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