America wanted to see and America saw the phenomenon. If the country of basketball still had doubts about the exceptional abilities of Victor Wembanyama, they are lifted. The giant (2m21) of the Metropolitans of Boulogne-Levallois dazzled on the night of October 4 to 5 to the NBA, to the world and to everything else.
For a week, the Metropolitans of Boulogne-Levallois coached by Vincent Collet, the coach of the France team, are in Las Vegas at the invitation of the NBA, which pays for everything. They are there to face twice, the G-League Unite a team of young talents called in the near future in the NBA. So the first game took place. For the record, the Americans won 122-115. But whatever. In each of these two teams, there were the two greatest hopes in world basketball.
On the left therefore, in the French camp Victor Wembanyama, promised first place in the Draft next June. On the right, Scoot Henderson a powerful, mobile and skilful rear who must be number 2. “If I had not been born, he would be number 1,” said the French giant without disassembling himself. America did not want to miss this face-to-face. ESPN, the powerful TV network, broadcast it live. In the room took place DeMarcus Cousins, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and all the scouts of the NBA franchises. They did not regret the move. Victor Wembanyama was phenomenal.
The French finished the game with 37 points, 4 rebounds and 5 blocks at 11 of 20 on shots and 7 of 11 at 3 points! He shot from long distance with such ease, brought the ball up, placed counters leaving the match commentators speechless. Despite the wait, he played without the slightest pressure, which is not the least impressive in his panoply.
In defense, he was an insurmountable wall even scooping his 6th foul a few seconds from the end. On the other side, Scoot Henderson also played his game: 28 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals. The two phenomena will meet on Thursday evening, 9 p.m. French time. America is already salivating.