Victor Wembanyama

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Victor Wembanyama: A Brief Biography

Victor Wembanyama
Courtesy: Victor Wembanyama’s Instagram account


The French center has made his entry into the NBA, after being drafted first overall by the San Antonio Spurs. At 7 feet 4 inches tall, Victor Wembanyama is tied with Boban Marjanovic of the Houston Rockets as the tallest player in the league. Wemby is considered by many as one the greatest prospects of his generation.


Before the NBA, Wembanyama played for the Metropolitans 92 of the LNB Pro A , where he became the youngest player to win the LNB Pro A MVP award. In the 2022-23 Pro A season, he averaged 21.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game, leading the league in each category.


At the international level, Wembanyama has represented France at the U19 FIBA Basketball World Cup where he set a FIBA record for blocks per game and helped his country win the silver.


Victor Wembanyama Personal Information


NameVictor Wembanyama
Age19
DOBJanuary 4, 2004
NationalityFrench
Mother NameElodie da Fautereau
Father nameFelix Wembanyama
ProfessionProfessional basketball player
Net Worth$5 million approximately
Height7 ft 4 in or 2.24m
Weight210 lb or 95 kg
EducationNanterre 92
Relationship StatusSingle


Victor Wembanyama Early life

Besides basketball, Wembanyama was also into football and judo in his early years. His mother, being a basketball player herself, supported his decision to pursue basketball seriously.


In 2019, he started his professional journey by playing for the Nanterre 92. At the age of 15, he became the second youngest to play in the EuroCup. In 2020, he was selected for the Nanterre U18 team, where he continued his strong performances.


In the 2021 summer, he was swapped to Tony Parker’s team ASVEL Basket which competed in the French top tier league Pro A League. Here the center excelled defensively and won the Pro A Best Young Player of the Year.


Victor Wembanyama Personal Life

Wembanyama got interested in basketball because of his mother who was a former basketball player. Additionally, his grandparents were also into the sports and encouraged him to excel at anything he pursued. Besides basketball, Wemby has also practiced judo and football.

Football is his second best favorite sport and loves to be a goalkeeper.


Reading books before he goes to sleep is in his routine and fantasy is his favorite genre. Game of Thrones is his favorite book.


Victor Wembanyama Family Background

Victor Wembanyama is a 7 ‘4’’ French player born to parents, Felix Wembanyama (father) and Elodie da Fautereau (mother). His family also shares an athletic background, his father Felix is a Democratic Republic of Congo native and a track and field player who competed in long jump and triple jump competitions. Wembamyama learnt jumping and running techniques from his father.


Victor Wembanyama said, “ Dad gave me the passion for knowing subjects in depth therefore I improved.”


Wemby’s mother was a former basketball player. Both his parents have a good height, as Felix is 6 ft 6 inches while Elodie is 6 ft 3 inches tall.


He also has two siblings, an older sister Eve and a younger brother Oscar. Eve is a professional basketball player and Oscar has played handball and basketball at youth level.


Victor Wembanyama Girlfriend

Fans are always curious to know information related to their favorite player especially about their relationship status. However, Victor Wembanyama is currently not dating anyone and is focused on taking his career to the next level.


Victor Wembanyama Kids

Victor Wembanyama does not have any kids.


Victor Wembanyama Net Worth

According to multiple online sources, Wembanyama’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million as of 2023. His four year rookie contract will surely add up to the player’s net worth. He is set to earn over $12 million for the 2023-24 NBA season.


YearNet Worth
2023$5 Million
2022$4 Million
2021$3 Million


Victor Wembanyama Brand Ambassador

Victor Wembanyama
Victor Wembanyama, Source: Wemby’s Instagram account


Recently, the Spurs center has signed for a few endorsement deals. His agent Bount Ndiaye has confirmed that the rookie has four endorsement deals including, Nike, 2K, Fanatics and Barcode. However, no information is available regarding the financials of these partnerships.


Victor Wembanyama Social Media

Yes, the center is active on social media. On Instagram, he has more than 2.5 million followers. This number is huge for a player who is yet to start his NBA journey.


Instagram ID - https://www.instagram.com/wemby/


Twitter ID - https://twitter.com/wemby


Victor Wembanyama Career Stats

In the 2022 offseason, Wemby was traded to another Pro A-League team, Metropolitans 92. Here, he became the youngest player to win the LNB Pro A MVP award. In the 2022-23 Pro A season, he averaged 21.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game, leading the league in each category.


As a junior, he has donned his nation’s jersey twice. First in the 2019 U16 FIBA European Championship in Italy, where he averaged 9.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, and helped his country win the silver. He also played at the 2021 U19 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Latvia, where France again won the silver. This time, Wemby registered the new FIBA record for the most number of blocks in the tournament.


Wembanyama is yet to make his NBA debut, but there are huge expectations already placed on him. He is the most hyped player since LeBron James in 2003, and is also the first French and second European player to be drafted first overall.


Victor Wembanyama Achievements


Victor Wembanyama
Courtesy: Wembanyama’s Instagram account


All of Wembanyama’s accolades have come in the LNB Pro A, the top-tier league of France till now. The same have been mentioned below:


AwardsYear
Pro A Champion2023
Pro A Most Valuable player2023
Pro A Best scorer and Defender2023
LNB All-Star Game MVP2022


Victor Wembanyama Contract

The San Antonio Spurs won the 2023 draft after selecting Victor Wembanyana. The team rewarded the center with a lucrative four-year $55.2 million deal. This is his rookie contract, and currently, he ranks No. 14 in the highest-paid centers’ list.


The first two years of Wemby’s contract will be guaranteed and the last two come with a team option. All this will surely add up to the player’s net worth.


SeasonSalary
2023-24$12.1 million
2024-25$12.7 million
2025-26$13.3 million (Team option)
2026-27$16.8 million (Team option)


Victor Wembanyama Diet

The center is in the vigilance of Spurs management staff who take care of his workout and meals. His five meals a day are full of vitamins and proteins, which help him to vigor his slender frame.


In an interview with Good Morning America, Wemby has mentioned that he does not plan to bulk up, rather he knows the perks of a physique which is optimal and helps in preventing injuries.


Wemby’s pregame regime starts with juggling tennis balls, using resistance bands, and explosive muscle warmups in order to eliminate the risk of stress injuries.


Victor Wembanyama House

The information about the Wembanyama current residency is unknown and is not made publicly available. Moreover, Wembanyama is a French player and has grown up in Le Chesney, France, where his family lives. However, he currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.


Victor Wembanyama Car

Although Wemby has not uploaded any pictures that tell about his interest in car selection, he has sometimes been spotted driving sports cars like Ferrari 468 and Lamborghini.



FAQs

A. The French player is listed as 7 feet 4 inches or 2.24 m tall and weighs around 210 lb or 95 kg. Additionally, he has a massive wingspan of 8 feet.

A. Wembanyama is currently 19 years old.

A. On January 4, 2004, Wembanyama was born to parents Felix Wembanyama and Elodie de Fautereau in Le Chesnay, France.

A. Wembanyama was about 6 ft 10 inches tall when he was 13, playing for Nanterre. As he reached 14, he grew up to 7 ft 1 inches or 216cm.

A. Last season for the Metropolitans 92, Wembanyama averaged 21.6 ppg and 10.4 rpg.

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