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Victor Wembanyama, projected No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA draft, will match up against another star prospect, Scoot Henderson, in Nevada exhibitions, source says


Expected No. 1 pick Victor Wenbanyama will travel to Las Vegas next month for two highly anticipated games and will be matched with expected No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson, sources told ESPN.

Metropolitan 92 of Paris will take on G League Ignite in two exhibition games on October 4th and 6th in Henderson, Nevada. The game will air on his ESPN family of networks, sources said.

Eighteen-year-old Wenbanyama was recently measured 7ft 4ft barefoot with an 8ft wingspan. Over the past three years, he has wowed NBA executives with an extraordinary combination of fluidity, his skills on the perimeter, his blocking instincts on the shot, and his feel on the ball. Game, and aside from the big surprise, it’s probably solidified itself as the number one pick. He was named France’s LNB his Pro A Young Player of the Year for the second year in a row and made his debut in the Euroleague last season.

He will face Henderson, the toughest contender for the top spot in the 2023 draft. Henderson is a 6-3 electric point guard at Ignite, starting his second season with him. Henderson has a typical frame, his wingspan of 6-9 inches, explosive power in the open on his court, suppressing hesitation and often downhill on the rim like a highlight his reel. finish the drive. This is the perfect chance to show the huge number of his NBA executives expected to gather for these games that he deserves his #1 consideration over his Wembanyama.

Henderson is one of three prospective first-round picks currently on the G League Ignite roster. He is joined by Canadian winger Leonard Miller and French guard Sidi Sissoko, who are named No. 19 and No. 23 in ESPN’s latest projection. Australia’s Mojave King and Nigeria’s Efe Abozidi are also expected to join as potential draft picks.

For the first time in history, Ignite will play all 50 games in the G League and qualify for the 2022-23 championship. Their season officially begins on November 4 at his new home arena, the Dollar Lawn Center in Henderson, Nevada.

The Metropolitans’ 92 season kicks off later this month with three games scheduled for September 23, 27 and 30, before the team travels to the United States for a week of training and an exhibition game in Nevada. To do.

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