Victor Wembanyama: Strengths and Weaknesses

Last Modified Oct 26, 2023 13:47 GMT
(Image courtesy: Victor Wembanyama’s Instagram)
(Image courtesy: Victor Wembanyama’s Instagram)

Victor Wembanyama is seen as one of the most intriguing and exciting prospects in NBA draft history. Standing at 7 ‘4 with an 8 foot wingspan, all eyes are on Wembanyama as he officially starts his NBA career. Given his size, shooting ability and dribbling, he is expected to become the next big thing in the basketball world.

The San Antonio Spurs struck gold in the NBA draft lottery by winning the “Wemby” sweepstakes. An organisation which is known to develop young talents into all-time greats like Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Kawhi Leonard, the sky is truly the limit for Victor Wembanyama.



Victor Wembanyama Strengths

Standing at a ridiculous 7 ‘4 with an 8 foot wingspan, an obvious strength of Victor Wembanyama is his height and length. This allows him to be an elite force on both ends of the floor. He can easily block and alter shots and also moves quickly, which will help him to defend the perimeter.

Offensively, Victor Wembanyama is the perfect package. He has a game that mirrors Anthony Davis with his ability to come off picks to hit jumpshots, be an elite force while attacking the rim and he also has a very mature post-up game. Wembanyama also has the ability to step back and hit 3 point jumpshots, making him a nightmare for almost anyone who is guarding him. He is expected to be one of the best the minute he enters the league, putting him in discussions with Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid almost immediately.


Victor Wembanyama Weaknesses

What makes Wembanyama the best prospect we have seen in years is the fact that there is no glaring weakness in his game. An obvious defect you can point out is his lanky and skinny frame, but he will become stronger in the coming years. Apart from that, there is no weakness as he only needs to keep refining his skills and keep improving his decision making.




FAQs

A. Victor Wembanyama is currently 7 ‘4 with an 8 foot wingspan.

A. Wembanyama was taken as the number one overall pick by the Spurs.

A. While it is still left to be seen if Wembanyama can live up to the exceptional standards set by LeBron James, there is a good chance that he may one day reach those lofty heights.

A. While we have never seen a player quite like Wembanyama, he has received comparisons to Anthony Davis and Kristaps Porzingis.

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