PARIS — Teen prodigy Victor Wembanyama embellished his fast-growing popularity when he grew to become the youngest MVP within the French league’s All-Star sport.
The 18-year-old Wembanyama completed with 27 factors, 12 rebounds and 4 assists Thursday night time because the All-Star France crew gained 136-128 in opposition to the All-Star World crew — an annual contest between French and non-French gamers within the French LNB.
The 7-foot-3 Wembanyama is taken into account the doubtless high decide within the 2023 NBA draft in June and is a near-certainty to be the primary top-five draft decide from France.
Within the two months since his jaw-dropping performances in two exhibition video games in Las Vegas, “Wembamania” has swept France with sold-out video games every time he performs for Paris-based Metropolitans 92.
Wembanyama leads the French league with averages of twenty-two.9 factors and 9.6 rebounds per sport. And people are his closing numbers as an 18-year-old. He turns 19 on Wednesday.
He hit a purple patch from early November to early December with a streak of 4 consecutive 30-or-more-point video games.
Wembanyama’s worldwide profession received off to begin, and he’s 2-0 with Olympic silver medalist France, with 39 factors scored and 13 rebounds in these two video games.
France performs Lithuania and the Czech Republic in February.