A few hours from finding Cholet with Boulogne-Levallois in the quarter-finals of the Betclic Elite play-offs, this Tuesday evening on the opposing floor, Victor Wembanyama confided in Canal Plus Sport. The French prodigy called to make his NBA debut in San Antonio notably confessed his desire to become “the ultimate player”.
The story of Victor Wembanyama (19 years old, 2.19m) has only just begun. However, the French prodigy is already a phenomenon, especially in the media and already in the United States when he has not yet set foot there. Last Tuesday, San Antonio celebrated all night long after the lottery reserved the first choice of the next Draft for the Spurs, insurance for the Texas franchise to welcome the extra-terrestrial “Wemby” for its big boys. NBA debut.
“The fact that it’s San Antonio, that adds a huge plus (…) I’ve always believed in myself, I always knew that I would play in the NBA, I tell myself that I have my place in it, c is so beautiful, even if it’s still a little unreal, “admitted the native of Chesnay at the microphone of Canal Plus Sport a few hours from finding Cholet, this Tuesday evening (8:00 p.m.) with Boulogne-Levallois in the Mauges in the quarter-finals of the Betclic Elite play-offs after the victory of the Mets at home (93-80) in the first leg, Sunday last.
The opportunity for “Wemby” to look back on his LNB trophy raid (Editor’s note: he was voted best player, but also best defender, best scorer, best blocker and best young player, i.e. the five titles at stake) – “I I felt a little lonely with all these trophies (laughs). But it was a great pride for me to win these titles before my departure” – on this pressure that everyone imagines on his shoulders but which does not seem to weigh a gram – “I have no reason to worry to not be good at a basketball game. I never worried” – like about his intentions.
“My goal is to become truly off-road”
And what matters in the first place to the giant concerns the evolution of his game. Wembanyama, as a perfectionist at every second that he is, indeed aspires to become “the ultimate player”. It is also certain that he will succeed. “The ultimate player would be the pinnacle of the thing, and I’m trying to build something day by day that comes close to that. And one day, I will reach it (…) My objective is to become truly all-terrain. That is to say that you put a Big on me (sic), I take it faster, I’m faster than him, play it wide, etc… If it’s a small one that comes, I play it physically to the position, because I am stronger than him, and I am taller, longer and I will dominate him physically. It’s really how I want to play, even if there are a lot of things I want to improve. “A speech that is almost scary, given the monster that is already” Wemby “.