A first look at the best prospects next year

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Height: 7-3

Lester: 209

Year: N / A

Position: VS

Wembanyama enters the initial rankings as the No. 1 pick next year and is considered perhaps the best prospect since LeBron James. He dazzles on the pitch with his fluidity and does things that players of his size shouldn’t be able to do. He can shoot, handle the ball and work the post. Teams will also be very impressed with his 7-foot-9 wingspan and ability to control the paint.

The 18-year-old averaged 7.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots last season with ASVEL Basket in France. He also featured in the FIBA ​​U19 Basketball World Cup last year, averaging 14 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 1.4 assists to help France win. the silver medal. He will switch teams to Metropolitans 92 in Paris and will work under head coach Vincent Collet, who is also part of the France team.

While the draft order is, of course, far from set, half a dozen teams are expected to be vying for the opportunity to draft Wembanyama. Team tanking efforts could be at an all-time high, so it’ll be worth watching how things play out next season.

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