The great hope of French basketball Victor Wembanyama has signed up for the next three seasons with ASVEL, after starting his career at Nanterre.
It was expected, it is now official. Victor Wembanyama will wear the ASVEL jersey for the next three seasons! The great hope of French basketball, who already measures 2.19m at 17, arrives from Nanterre, where he started his professional career in October 2019, but which he decided to leave a dozen days ago.
« Victor is a unique player in the world, it is the greatest potential of French basketball of the last twenty years. He has everything to make a great career and has the opportunity to be a future number 1 in the NBA draft. We will do everything to support it in its development, help it progress and help it achieve this goal! “, Rejoiced the president of ASVEL Tony Parker on the official site of the champion club of France.
❗ Workforce 2021-2022 ? Victor WEMBANYAMA has chosen LDLC ASVEL!
The biggest prospect in French basketball, Victor WEMBANYAMA (17 years old, 2m19) will join the club for the next three seasons and will thus discover the EuroLeague!
— LDLC ASVEL (@LDLCASVEL) June 29, 2021
Wembanyama voted Jeep Elite’s top prospect
Born in the Yvelines and trained in the Hauts-de-Seine, Victor Wembanyama will therefore take the plunge this summer by landing in a club more upscale than Nanterre, guaranteed to compete in the Euroleague for the next ten seasons. Barring a disaster, the 17-year-old will no longer be in Europe in ten years, but in the NBA, where he is expected at the top of the 2023 draft. He is therefore not even sure to go to the end. of his three-year contract with the French champions.
Born in 2004, Victor Wembanyama received this year the trophy of the best hope of Jeep Elite. Playing both in Nanterre and with the Federal Center, the strong winger averaged 6.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 17 minutes, during the 18 league games he played. (including 10 as holder). The young Frenchman also discovered the Eurocup this season (the second European Cup in the hierarchy) and turned to 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds on average in four games, he who was stopped for three months in due to a fibula crack. Quite simply out of the ordinary!