Victor Wembanyama Produced The Most Insane One-Game Highlight Tape Ever
Future Most Valuable Player, future Defensive Player of the Year—these are just some of the early impressions of Victor Wembanyama.
Even though all that glitters isn’t gold yet, Wembanyama has somewhat validated the hype and is putting everyone on notice. So far this season, he has been able to average 19.2 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game.
What sets the rookie, who just turned 20 years old, apart, is his versatility for someone who stands at 7-foot-4. He is more than just tall. He can handle the ball well, shoot from deep, move like a guard, and cover a lot of ground with ease. This rare combination of skills and frame is why he’s viewed as a generational talent and a future all-time great.
During the San Antonio Spurs’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks people were able to see just how special Wembanyama already is. In just 26 minutes, he recorded 27 points (10-of-18 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, five blocks, and two 3-pointers. What’s more impressive than the stat sheet, is the way Wemby reached these stats. The Frenchman was impactful on both ends of the floor, and went at Giannis Antetokounmpo numerous times, while producing a one-game highlight reel some players would be happy to call their career mixtape. It simply was unreal.
Wemby produziert einfach in einem Spiel das Career Mixtape eines durchschnittlichen 10-year Veterans.
Fly high, young fella! pic.twitter.com/egHKIYNe7W
— Len Werle (@RealLennyCarlos) January 5, 2024
Wembanyama however, could already be so much better… if it wasn’t for his teammates. Not only do the Spurs seem to be failing to bring any structure into their game, they also fail to correctly play the French phenom. Additionally, the other players on the roster fail to pass the ball to Wemby time and time again.