Victor Wembanyama was selected number one overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2023 NBA draft.
The 7-foot-4 prodigy’s 8-foot wingspan and plaudits of this caliber have not been seen since LeBron James. A combination of defensive dominance, offensive skill, and amazing mobility for his size add to his ridiculous measurables.
Speaking after being drafted, Victor Wembanyama was happy after going number one: “This is something that I have been dreaming of my whole life.” Hearing that sentence from (NBA commissioner) Adam Silver, I’ve dreamed of so much that I have to cry, man,” he said.
The Portland Trail Blazers were happy to select Scoot Henderson with the third pick after the Charlotte Hornets selected Brandon Miller at No. 2 overall in one of the evening’s most significant selections.
Amen and Ausar Thompson, identical twins who both played for Overtime Elite, finished in the top five. They are the first brothers to ever be taken in the top five of the same draft, going No. 4 to the Houston Rockets and No. 5 to the Detroit Pistons, respectively.