Victor Wembanyama, the player widely projected as the top prospect for the 2023 NBA draft, is reportedly on the move to a new club.
The 7-foot-3 Frenchman will be switching pro teams in his native country, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Wembanyama apparently opted out of his contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne, a club owned by former Spurs star Tony Parker, before a Wednesday deadline. Wembanyama is now headed to a club based in the Paris area, Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92, according to Givony.
Wembanyama is an 18-year-old native of Nanterre, France, who boasts a 7-foot-9 wingspan and 9-foot-7 standing reach. His coach with Metropolitans 92 will be Vincent Collet, who also has served as head coach of the French national team since 2009.
Wembanyama averaged 9.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots in 16 Pro A France league games this past season with ASVEL. He also averaged 6.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 13 Euroleague contests.
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