The talent pool in the NBA is ever-increasing. Recently, the 2022 NBA class was drafted to multiple teams across the league. Considered a draft class filled with multiple talents, it was understandable to see why many mock drafts were subject to change so frequently.
Finally, it was Paolo Banchero who was drafted as the first overall pick by the Orlando Magic, followed by Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith Jr. as the 2nd and 3rd picks of the draft.
While fans wait to see these talented players play in the Summer League and later for their teams in the regular season, it seems some fans are already seeing the 2023 draft class in search of the next superstar and one fan is certainly convinced that it will be French prodigy Victor Wembanyama.
Sharing a highlight reel of the prodigy, it is visible why fans should be excited about Wembanyama.
Fans might be rightly excited about the French talent. Touted as the first overall pick for the 2023 class by multiple mock drafts, Wembanyama is a 7'2" center who is probably one of the most unorthodox centers we have ever seen.
Possessing a smooth handle and decent shooting skills, the French center is a great threat offensively. The 18-year-old impresses defensively as well, successfully putting up multiple chase-down blocks and showing an elite feel for the game.
This was most prominent in the U-19 FIBA World Cup Final between the USA and France where the 7'2" center faced off against Chet Holmgren-led USA. The French prodigy was the clear winner in the duel though as he scored a game-high 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 blocks along with 1 steal compared to Holmgren who scored 10 points in the matchup.
Wembanyama also played in the Euroleague last season with ASVEL Villeurbanne. Averaging 9.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in 18 minutes per game, the 18-year-old impressed many, but the only major concern surrounding him is his injury record. The prodigy did miss 43 games last season due to injury and if his trend continues, it will be a massive cause of concern.
But if the Frenchman can stay fit for the entirety of next season and show his talent, he will undoubtedly be one of the top picks if not the top pick of the draft next year.