The San Antonio Spurs won the 2023 NBA draft lottery and selected 7-foot-5 French prospect Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 pick on June 22.
The 19-year-old that LeBron James dubbed "a generational talent" captivated basketball fans during a two-game exhibition showcase in October against Scoot Henderson's G League Ignite. After he returned to Paris, Wembanyama won the 2022-23 scoring title in the LNB Pro A, leading French club Metropolitans 92 to a playoff berth.
ESPN has you covered with the latest Wembanyama stats, schedule and updates on the most anticipated draft prospect since James.
The San Antonio Spurs selected Wembanyama with the No. 1 pick on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The 7-5 phenom was overcome with emotion when speaking to ESPN's Monica McNutt shortly after the announcement. "It's accomplishing something that I've been dreaming of my whole life," Wembanyama said. "Hearing that sentence from Adam Silver, I've dreamed of it so much, I gotta cry." Full story.
The hype surrounding Wembanyama surpasses that for anyone who has entered the NBA since LeBron James. But if there was any concern about the expectations for the 7-foot-5 Frenchman's career getting to him, he quickly dismissed the notion at his pre-draft press conference Wednesday morning. Full story.
In this interactive project, ESPN's Brian Windhorst two sides of Wembanyama. The first side explores the best-case scenario for the hype surrounding the attributes of Wembanyama's game while the other is a more realistic, down-to-earth outcome of what fans should expect when he suits up in an NBA uniform for the first time this fall. Full story.
Wembanyama's season with Metropolitans 92 ended Thursday night in Paris with a 92-85 loss to Monaco in Game 3 of LNB Pro A's championship series, paving the way for Wembanyama to be the first pick in the 2023 NBA Draft next week in Brooklyn. Full story.
Wembanyama hired a full-time trainer just to work on keeping his body in tip-top shape, and that task has included the 7-foot-5 player to bear crawl on his bare toes to juggling tennis balls. Who is the person responsible for keeping Wemby healthy and on the court? Full story.
We know the San Antonio Spurs aren't actually going to trade the 2023 No. 1 overall pick. But what if a trade offer landed on the desk of Spurs general manager Brian Wright that at least forced the organization to briefly consider it ... before saying no? Full story.
San Antonio owns the No. 1 pick in the draft for the third time in franchise history. The two other times, the team selected Tim Duncan in 1997 and David Robinson in 1987. Full story.
A clutch performance to clinch a playoff seed, hanging at a party with Kylian Mbappe and then getting emotional with his mother after learning he was heading to the San Antonio Spurs. Wembanyama had quite a Tuesday night. Full story.
The Spurs won't just be getting Wembanyama's talent, they'll be getting someone with a vision of how he wants his emerging career to unfold. Brian Windhorst and Jonathan Givony travel to Paris, France, to spend time with the projected No. 1 pick and learn about his journey to the top of the draft board. Full story.
With the NBA draft lottery slated for Tuesday night, there are 14 lottery teams licking their chops at a chance to snag Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo break down what's at stake for each team in the quest for the generational talent. Full story.
Victor Wembanyama will not attend the NBA draft combine later this month because his team in France, Metropolitans 92, is still progressing through its season in the LNB Pro A -- the highest-tier level in French basketball. Full Story.
Wembanyama, the projected No. 1 pick, officially declared for the 2023 NBA draft on April 21 and has submitted paperwork to the league office, he said on ESPN's "NBA Today." Wembanyama told ESPN in January that "there is no wrong team," when discussing the teams with the highest odds of winning the lottery and presumably selecting him first. Full story.
ESPN NBA draft contributor Jeremy Woo takes a hypothetical look at how the presumptive No. 1 pick would look on the Spurs. Full story.
The 7-foot-5 generational talent has left the basketball world in shock -- again -- this time with a putback dunk off of his own 3-pointer. Compared to former Fighting Illini star Roger Powell's 2005 dunk, this play has an NBA executive regretting that his team isn't tanking for a chance at drafting Wembanyama. Full story
NBA senior writer Brian Windhorst and draft expert Jonathan Givony traveled to Paris in January and wrote about the one-of-a-kind draft prospect, the unique strategy for the French star and a village of people who are preparing the league's next No. 1 pick this June. Full story
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June 15: Met 92 loses to Monaco in Finals
Wembanyama's season ended Thursday night in Paris with a 92-85 loss to Monaco in Game 3 of LNB Pro A's championship series. Wembanyama had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks in his final game.
June 12: Met 92 falls behind 2-0 in LNB Pro A Finals
Wembanyama put together 19 points and seven rebounds Monday, but it was not enough to stave off Monaco in Game 2 of the LNB Pro A Finals. Metropolitans 92 faces elimination in the best-of-five series on June 15.
June 10: Met 92 loses first Finals game in lopsided fashion
Wembanyama had eight points and seven rebounds in Game 1 of the LNB Pro A Finals as Metropolitans 92 lost to AS Monaco 87-64. Game 2 will take place on June 12.
June 4: Met 92 advances to Finals
Wembanyama tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks to lead Metropolitans 92 to its first Pro A Finals by defeating the three-time reigning champion ASVEL 71-69. Met 92 will face AS Monaco in the Finals, which begin on June 10.
June 2: Met 92 loses to ASVEL in Game 3
Wembanyama struggled for most of the day with 13 points and his team felt its impact in the 86-59 loss that will force a Game 4 on Sunday. The winner in the best-of-five series advances to the LNB Pro A Finals.
May 30: Met 92 take 2-0 series lead
Wembanyama recorded a double-double 13 points and 10 rebounds for Met 92 in a 86-83 win against ASVEL in the French Pro A semifinals Tuesday.
May 28: Met 92 wins Game 1 of LNB Pro A semifinals
Wembanyama had 19 points and 14 rebounds in Met 92's 75-69 win over ASVEL.
May 25: Met 92 advances to semifinals
Wembanyama had 19 points and nine rebounds as Met 92 defeated Cholet, 81-69, to advance to the LNB Pro A semifinals.
May 23: Met 92 loses at the buzzer
Wembanyama struggled from the field (7-for-16) as Met 92 lost Game 2 to Cholet, 83-80, in the LNB Pro A quarterfinals.
May 21: Wembanyama has double-double in playoff win
In his first game since the NBA lottery, Wembanyama had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Met 92's 93-80 win over Cholet.
Victor Wembanyama helped Mets 92 to a win in game one of the French playoffs. 22 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks for the future San Antonio Spur. pic.twitter.com/UhFXBELCAm— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 21, 2023
May 15: Met 92 clinches second seed in playoffs
In the final game of the regular season, Met 92 defeated Paris, 92-85, behind Wembanyama's 22 points.
May 12: Met 92 loses despite Wembanyama's big game
Cholet defeated Met 92, 69-68, as Wembanyama had 17 points and 15 rebounds in 33 minutes.
May 9: Wembanyama's big quarter leads to win
Wembanyama scored 14 of his 25 points in the first quarter as Metropolitans 92 defeated Nanterre, 82-72.
May 9: Wembanyama not attending draft combine
Victor Wembanyama will not attend the NBA draft combine later this month because his team in France, Metropolitans 92, is still progressing through its season in the LNB Pro A -- the highest-tier level in French basketball.
May 7: Wembanyama perfect from the line in win
Wembanyama had 25 points, 10 rebounds and was 12-for-12 from the free throw line in Met 92's 93-82 win over Bourg.
April 30: Wembanyama leads Met 92 to win
Behind 24 points and 15 rebounds from Wembanyama, Met 92 defeated Gravelines, 80-68.
Victor Wembanyama because why not. pic.twitter.com/U8DpSxskZa— Tyler Metcalf (@tmetcalf11) May 1, 2023
April 15: Wembanyama's 25 points not enough in loss
Met 92 lost 84-83 to Limoges despite Wembanyama's 25 points and 11 rebounds.
April 8: Wembanyama scores 29 points with 16 rebounds in win
Wembanyama led Metropolitans 92 to a 93-80 victory over Graffenstaden with a 29-point and 16-rebound performance.
April 2: Wembanyama held to single digits in loss
Wembanyama managed only eight points (with 14 rebounds) in an 87-68 defeat to Monaco. However, two of those points came on an emphatic putback off his own missed 3-pointer.
Breaking down the key moments in Victor Wembanyama's absurd stepback putback and what they tell us about him as a player, with the help of four NBA scouts and Roger Powell, the original 3-point putback artist.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 4, 2023
STORY: https://t.co/zrI4O2GdJV pic.twitter.com/KYy8XIXNwe
March 28: Wembanyama nets double-double in win
Wembanyama poured in a game-high 26 points with 10 rebounds in an 89-83 win over Le Mans.
March 24: Wembanyama's Met 92 loses by one
Wembanyama had 19 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in a 78-77 loss to Le Portel.
March 14: Wembanyama's double-double not enough in loss
Wembanyama struggled from the field (2-for-10 from 2) as Met 92 lost to ASVEL, 86-69.
March 10: Wembanyama score 14 in Met 92 win
Wembanyama had 14 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 93-87 win over Nancy.
March 7: Wembanyama scores 20 as Met 92's season resumes
Playing for Met 92 for the first time since Feb. 10, Wembanyama had 20 points, nine rebounds and six blocks in a 78-76 win over Pau-Lacq-Orthez.
Another road win for Victor Wembanyama with 20 points, 9 rebounds, 6 blocks in just 25 minutes due to early foul trouble. The projected No. 1 pick controlled the game defensively and hit three 3s. pic.twitter.com/pLW8QL7iUw— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 7, 2023
Feb. 10: Wembanyama finishes just shy of double-double in comeback victory
Wemby recorded 29 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in Met 92's 93-86 win over JDA Dijon.
Feb. 4: Wembanyama scores 20 in defeat
Wembanyama had 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks in Met 92's 78-77 loss to Blois.
This move from Wemby in the clutch 🤯 pic.twitter.com/RznZqxI5fg— NBA (@NBA) February 4, 2023
Jan. 27: Wembanyama notches double-double in win over Roanne
Wembanyama put up 31 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in Metropolitans 92's 102-84 loss over Roanne.
Wembanyama finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocks en route to an 83-82 win over Fos-sur-Mer for the Metropolitans 92's third straight victory. Full story
Wembanyama did a little bit of everything -- knocking down 3s, finding open teammates in traffic, and not even having to leave his feet on a block. Full story
Wembanyama came through with a clutch putback dunk with 3.5 seconds left on the clock to defeat his old club 84-83. Full story
Wembanyama continued to dazzle the basketball world with a huge performance in the LNB All-Star Game. Full story
Wembanyama put up a 26-point,18-rebound double-double in his last game of the calendar year, but Metro 92 fell 84-81. Full story
Wembanyama finished with 11 points, five rebounds and six blocks en route to a 91-71 win, snapping a two-game losing streak. Full story
2-WAY VICTOR WEMBANYAMA ‼️ pic.twitter.com/3fccT6Nmqe— NBA (@NBA) December 17, 2022
Wembanyama's skills were on display with 27 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a loss to Monaco. Full story
Victor Wembanyama dropped 27 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in an overtime loss to Euroleague team Monaco today. Good competition for NBA scouts to evaluate the projected No. 1 pick against. pic.twitter.com/4eoaNjpfVG— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) December 11, 2022
Wembanyama's skills were on display once again as he recorded 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks in a loss. Full story
Wembanyama finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and three assists in a 96-85 win over Fos-sur-Mer. Full story
Victor Wembanyama explodes for 32 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists as Metropolitans 92 wins their ninth straight win behind more jaw-dropping highlights from the future No. 1 pick. pic.twitter.com/AUt67aCs1L— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) December 2, 2022
Wembanyama finished with 30 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in a 92-78 win against Nancy. Full story
Projected No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama drops 30 again in leading Metopolitans 92 to their eighth straight win, adding 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks. Leading the league in scoring, rebounding and blocks and has his team in 1st place. pic.twitter.com/z5WoMORxqZ— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) November 26, 2022
Victor Wembanyama helps Metropolitans 92 to a seventh consecutive win dropping 30 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks over his childhood team Nanterre. The projected No. 1 pick is leading the league in scoring and has his team in first place. pic.twitter.com/udnkx3CwaC— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) November 20, 2022
Victor Wembanyama led France to a 2-0 record in the FIBA World Cup qualifying window with another big outing against Bosnia today. 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks in 24 minutes in a 36 point blowout win for the projected No. 1 pick. pic.twitter.com/TCpyMhkIGi— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) November 14, 2022
Best game of the season for future No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama in France with 33 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks. Completely dominated on both ends to help Metropolitans 92 to a sixth straight victory and stay in second place. pic.twitter.com/xgHMHLQvXw— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) November 4, 2022
Wembanyama picked up a double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds, along with 4 assists and 3 blocks. Full story
In another show-stopping performance, the 7-foot-4 prospect posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in Paris-based Metropolitans 92's overtime victory on the road versus JL Bourg-en-Bresse. Full story
Metropolitans 92 dominated ADA Blois, 113-88. Wembanyama had 17 points and 7 rebounds in the home victory. Full story
In the 94-89 overtime win, Wembanyama had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks and gave Le Mans its first loss of the season. Full story
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Wembanyama's teammates pulled him aside and showed him a video of LeBron James calling the projected No. 1 pick in next summer's NBA draft "a generational talent." Full story
Wembanyama's agent insists that there's no plan to listen to some team executives who suggest shutting down the projected No. 1 pick until the 2023 NBA draft in June. Full story
Take a look into Victor Wembanyama's journey to becoming a global phenom with an opportunity to become the first Frenchman to be drafted No. 1 overall.
With Chris Paul and A'ja Wilson watching courtside, Wembanyama put on a show in a 37-point performance at the Dollar Loan Center against the G League Ignite and Scoot Henderson, the projected No. 2 pick. Full story