|18 Years old.
|4 January 2004.
|Le Chesnay, France.
|Father: Félix Wembanyama.
Mother: Elodie de Fautereau.
|In feet: 7' 3".
In centimeters: 220 cm.
In meters: 2.20 m.
Pounds: 209 lbs.
|1.48 Million USD.
Metropolitans 92 Victor Wembanyama Wiki | Bio
Victor Wembanyama (born January 4, 2004) is a French professional basketball player who has gained widespread notice as a favorite player and is expected to be the first overall choice in the 2023 NBA draft. People are surprised by his body; at 7 feet 3 inches tall and with an 8-foot wingspan, this 18-year-old is perfect for basketball.
How did Victor Wembanyama get noticed?
Victor was just 14 years old when he caught the attention of Nicolas Batum, a basketball player as well; he was just walking out of a French basketball team practice in suburban Paris when this giant kid caught his eye and made him stop right there.
Batum was shocked and impressed by how gracefully Victor, who was 6-feet-11 then, ran across the floor playing a downright offensive game, blocked shots, and dunked the ball with ease. Usually, the kids introduce themself to NBA players, but the Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas made it a point to introduce himself to Victor Wembanyama.
After watching Victor move, dribble, and call the shots, Batum was compelled to call up Tony Parker and told him to get this kid right away, and after four years of talking about how great he is, the world can now finally see his skills for themselves as he plays in NBA for the first time.
Wembanyama is expected to enter the 2023 NBA draft after playing for the Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 of the French LNB Pro A league this season because on October 4, he played for the first time against G League Ignite and their top player Scoot Henderson, and Victor finished with 37 points, five blocks, and four rebounds while Henderson ended with 28 points, nine assists, and two steals.
Victor is on the way to becoming a generational player; he has gone on to impress Two-time NBA champion Norris Cole and has an agent like Bouna Ndiaye, who represents only French national team members, guiding Wembanyama’s road to the NBA.
Wembanyama began his career in the 2019–20 season, where he played for Espoirs Nanterre in the LNB Espoirs, a French league; under 21, he played for them at the Kaunas Tournament and was a qualifier for the Adidas Next Generation Tournament (ANGT), he scored a told of 22 points, and 15 rebounds and an ANGT-record nine blocks securing a win in the under-18 team of Zaragoza.
Victor led the whole Tournament in blocks; this helped him, and he was named to the all-tournament team; he went on to play 13 Espoirs games, in total, where he scored an average of 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks in 20.1 minutes per game.
On 29 October 2019, he made his professional debut; thanks to Nanterre 92, he got a chance to play for 31 seconds against Brescia in the EuroCup; this half a minute was more than enough to help this 15-year-old become the second-youngest player after Stefan Petković to play in the EuroCup.
A year later, Victor made his LNB Pro A debut, getting one rebound in four minutes against JL Bourg; later, he received the season-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 99–87 win against Orléans Loiret. He was named Pro A Best Young Player of the 2020–21 season; deciding to leave Nanterre after this season was a tough choice as he was a part of it ever since Victor was 10, and all that he is today is just because of them, but he knew opportunities awaited.
The player did not have to wait long as on 29 June 2021; signing a three-year contract with Pro A ASVEL and the EuroLeague; a few months later, he made his EuroLeague debut, where he played against Žalgiris; he later led his team for a win against Le Portel by scoring a career-high 25 points. By 18 May 2022, Victor had won his second consecutive LNB Pro A Best Young Player award; a month later, a muscle injury forced him to miss the remaining Pro A playoffs; he left his contract with ASVEL after the season ended.
Currently, he has a two-year contract with Metropolitans 92 of the Pro A. Wembanyama had a National Team Career as well when he represented France in the 2019 FIBA U16 European Championship in Udine, Italy.
Who are Victor Wembanyama’s Parents?
Born on 4 January 2004, Victor Wembanyama spent most of his childhood in Le Chesnay, France. He was very keen on sports, grew up playing football as a Goalkeeper, and practiced judo.
When he was five years old, his mother, Elodie de Fautereau, took him under her wing and coached him in basketball as she played this sport as well; his father, Felix Wembanyama, was not behind when it came to athletics; he was a former long jumper.
He is not the only sportsman in his family, his elder sister; Eve Wembanyama, also plays basketball professionally and has won a gold medal with France at the 2017 FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship, their brother, Oscar Wembanyama, is in the same sport. They all come from DR Congolese descent.
Victor joined a local club, Entente Le Chesnay Versailles, as his parents refused big teams like FC Barcelona and ASVEL; he made a career for himself as he grew older.
Victor Wembanyama Q&A
Que: What is Victor Wembanyama’s height?
Ans: Victor is 7 feet 3 inches tall.
Que: What is Victor Wembanyama’s age?
Ans: He is 18 years old.
Que: Who are Victor Wembanyama’s parents?
Ans: His mother, Elodie de Fautereau, and father, Felix Wembanyama.
Que: When was Victor Wembanyama born?
Ans: He was born on 4 January 2004.
Que: Is Victor Wembanyama on Instagram?
Ans: Yes (vicw_32).