At 7-foot-2 barefoot, with a 7-foot-9 wingspan, a massive standing reach, winglike agility, soft touch from 3, tremendous timing as a shot-blocker and excellent feel as a passer, 17-year-old Victor Wembanyama is the world’s most intriguing NBA prospect. I made the 14-hour drive from Belgrade, Serbia, to Strasbourg, France, to get an updated look at Wembanyama, whom we’ve been evaluating extensively since he was 13 years old and have highlighted everywhere from ESPN.com to SVP over the years. Although Wembanyama, who plays for Nanterre just outside of Paris, was handed a DNP in the first-division game against Strasbourg, we were able to watch an hourlong warm-up, evaluate his physical progression and sit down with the teenage sensation.
(ESPN also performed live evaluations of prospects including Nikola Jovic, Gabriele Procida, Filip Petrusev, Roko Prkacin, Juhann Begarin, Hugo Besson, Rokas Jokubaitis, Ariel Hukporti, Abramo Canka and Vrenz Bleijenbergh. Detailed evaluations of those players and others are below).
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