2023 NBA Draft prospect Victor Wembanyama continued to showcase his generational talent at the French league’s All-Star Game on Thursday.
The 18-year-old had 27 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, en route to becoming the youngest player to win the MVP in game history. Wembanyama also led the All-Star team to a 136-128 victory over the All-Star World team.
As he has for much of the fall, the 7-foot-3 center made several highlight plays that took social media by storm.
Early in the game, Wembanyama grabbed a rebound from the defensive end of the court and weaved his way through a pair of defenders in transition to create an open lane for a slam dunk.
Later in the first half, Wembanyama grabbed an offensive rebound near the free throw line and made a one-legged jumper with ease.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Wembanyama showed off his passing skills when he assisted his teammate with a back pass that led to a wide-open three-pointer.
Wembanyama also threw down an All-Star worthy dunk, dropping a windmill dunk on a fast break in the fourth quarter.
Late in the game, Wembanyama beat an opposing defender on the perimeter before running the baseline and making a layup underneath.
During the break, Yves Pones sank the Wembanyama, which helped him win the slaving contest.
All in all, Wembanyama put on a show for the people of France. Soon, he will likely do the same in the United States as he is projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
Wembanyama’s comparisons to LeBron James, Zion Williamson and Shaquille O’Neal as the best draft prospect in NBA history. Because of this, it is believed that several teams will try to position themselves to win the draft lottery in May in order to have the right to select him in June.
Entering Friday, the Detroit Pistons have the worst record in the league, while the Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets round out the bottom three.
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