16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama

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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#21 » by DirtyDez » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:53 pm

I’ll check back in two years to see if he can actually move
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#22 » by nolang1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:24 pm

DirtyDez wrote:I’ll check back in two years to see if he can actually move


You realize that's Rudy Gobert he's playing against, right? How much more agile than Gobert does someone who's 7'2 with a 7'8+ wingspan need to be?
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#23 » by clyde21 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:05 pm

looks good, reminds me of Bol Bol and everyone knows how high I was on Bol.
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#24 » by playa-hater » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:18 am

OK, just read somewhere that Boston "should" draft him and wait a few years etc.. My question is, can he actually be drafted this year? Now he would make a perfect draft and stash prospect in RD 2 for anyone..
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#25 » by amcoolio » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:21 am

playa-hater wrote:OK, just read somewhere that Boston "should" draft him and wait a few years etc.. My question is, can he actually be drafted this year? Now he would make a perfect draft and stash prospect in RD 2 for anyone..


He would go in the lottery if eligible this year

Regardless he is in the 2023 NBA draft class with the new rules
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#26 » by remi_222 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:54 pm

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Wembanyama's first game for the French National Academy, called INSEP (group the best player from 15-17yrs old who play in 3rd division vs real men). Victor had the authorization to play with them and as well with Nanterre (both with youth league and 1st division).
In the history INSEP was 4-251 before this game, but that's how these big prospect can face men bball while they're teenagers (Parker, Diaw, Pietrus, Turiaf, Moiso, Fournier, ... all of them went there).

He destroyed everything, and he's 16yrs old ! Some def skills you can not learn, you just have them : that's him ! Def need muscles but roadtoVictor is here !!!
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#27 » by EvanZ » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:59 pm

Would be the #1 pick right now.
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#28 » by remi_222 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:04 pm

EvanZ wrote:Would be the #1 pick right now.


his instincts are just amazing ! And the French bbal system knows that they have a diamond that needs to be polished (shadowing by Gobert probably) ! I cant imagine in 3 yrs what he can be ! Pray for his knees :meditate: :meditate:
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#29 » by NO-KG-AI » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:33 pm

He’s def not one of those guys that is listed at 7’3 but is really 7’0.5 or something. He’s a true giant, already taller than giant Gobert at 16.




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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#30 » by BlazersBroncos » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:48 pm

Would be the #1 pick right now.


I am inclined to agree. This kid looks, potentially, quite special.
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#31 » by Mickey8 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:11 pm

Players with that kind of height and size always have an issue with stamina, Gobert too get gassed out when he logs big minutes .
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#32 » by Mickey8 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:13 pm

Swish1906 wrote:Mike Schmitz knows international basketball really really Well

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Not really, he had plenty of misses over the years , both him and his pal from draftexpress. Over hyping some players that did nothing in the league while overlooking some others who did well.
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#33 » by Upperclass » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:54 pm

mike schmitz is an espn creation.. But this kid looks like a future #1 pick.. he clearly just knows how to play. Havent seen another player that looked so close to a young KAJ in highlights at least.
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#34 » by MemphisX » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:44 pm

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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#35 » by BlazersBroncos » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:04 pm

His incredible backspin for his size and the extra half second he holds his follow through makes his shot look a ton like Durants. Not saying he will be anything like him, just a quirky observation.
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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#37 » by remi_222 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:27 am

BlazersBroncos wrote:His incredible backspin for his size and the extra half second he holds his follow through makes his shot look a ton like Durants. Not saying he will be anything like him, just a quirky observation.


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Re: 16 year old prospect: Victor Wembanyama 

Post#38 » by CalL » 12 minutes ago

I am not very high on him. Many top French prospects recently (Ntilikina, Hoard, Pons) haven’t justified the hype. On the other hand bigs have a much higher success rate, so maybe he can become a starter. I don’t get the Porzingis comparisons though, KP is ten times more mobile.

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