Victor Wembanyama is by far the best prospect, international or collegiate, in the 2023 NBA Draft. Wembanyama is at the top spot of the Lineups 2023 Big Board, and it is no mystery why that is the case. His combination of size, length, shot-making, agility, ball-handling, and footwork is unmatched; we have not seen a prospect this highly touted since LeBron James in 2003.
Check out below for Wembanyama’s measurements, strengths, weaknesses, NBA player comparisons, and best team fit. Other scouting reports can quickly be found on the Lineups 2023 Big Board or Final Mock Draft as well.
Victor Wembanyama Scouting Report
Due to his current professional league still being in season, Wembanyama did not measure at the combine or participate in any of the 5v5s this year; however, he did not need to do that anyway. Wembanyama would likely have measured right around 7-foot-5 in shoes with roughly an 8-foot wingspan. Every highlight video and game footage of Wembanyama tells executives and scouts all they need to know about Victor: he is a franchise cornerstone player who will change the way that the game is played moving forward.
Draft Age: 19.6
Weight: 230 lbs
Position: Power Forward
College/ Professional Team: Metropolitans 92
Strengths: This section serves as purely another paragraph of hype; Wemby’s combination of size, length, and coordination gives him Rudy Gobert+ upside on the defensive end, while his scoring prowess and instinct, shooting touch, impressive handle, and overall vision give him Kevin Durant-like offensive upside. When combining those two ends of the floor together, you undoubtedly get one of the greatest players in the history of the game.
Weaknesses: Relative to the position he plays (PF/C) and the expectations that will be placed on him from Day 1 (primary scorer, cornerstone), there really are not any perceivable weaknesses to Wembanyama’s game. Sure, it would be ideal if he was a bit more consistent as a shooter from deep or for him to weigh a bit more and have some more muscle on his frame, but that is all nit-picking. We have never seen a 7-foot-5 three-level scorer, and the fact he is only 19 years old is truly insane. As long as Wembanyama continues to improve in all areas as he gets older and avoids significant injuries, he will be one of the greatest players ever to pick up a basketball.
Victor Wembanyama Stats
Victor Wembanyama NBA Comparison: Kevin Durant/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blend
Wembanyama does not have a direct comparison, as we have never seen a 7-foot-5 player who can handle, shoot, pass, and finish like him. The best comparison is some sort of blend between Kevin Durant and his natural scoring ability as a lanky seven-footer and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a generational big man who changed the game forever. Wembanyama has a lot to live up to as an NBA player, and avoiding injuries will be the primary focus, as the talent and skill are already there, despite being just 19 years old.
Victor Wembanyama Highlights
It is evident below, based on Victor Wembanyama’s vast array of highlights, that we are witnessing the greatest prospect in the NBA in decades and, possibly, of all time. Wembanyama’s combination of size (7-foot-5), length (8-foot wingspan), coordination, and skill makes him the most sought-after prospect since players like Shaquille O’Neal, Ralph Sampson, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In this highlight reel, you will see how unbelievable Wembanyama is as a prospect; he has not even sniffed his ceiling as a player yet.
Victor Wembanyama NBA Draft Ranking, Team Fit, Landing Spot
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Team Fit: The best fit for Wembanyama also happens to be the team he will be going to: San Antonio. The Spurs have a history of drafting and developing international talent and turning them into All-Stars; look no further than Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. “Wemby” will be in great hands from a development standpoint, as well as with terrific team doctors who will prioritize keeping him nimble, strong, and healthy.
Landing Spot San Antonio will not hesitate to draft Victor Wembanyama; it has had a great track record with developing international prospects and generational big men, such as Tim Duncan and David Robinson. The Spurs are the ideal landing spot for Victor, and they again had great luck with landing the first overall pick at the perfect time.