Victor Wembanyama is considered the most coveted draft prospect since Lebron James in 2003.

The Spurs will have a team option in year 3 and year 4 of Victor Wembanyama’s contract. His unique combination of size, skills, shooting, and defense made him the most hyped prospect since Lebron James in 2003.

Adam Silver & Victor Wembanyama. Victor Wembanyama is considered the most coveted draft prospect in 2023.
Adam Silver (Left) Victor Wembanyama (Right)  (Credit - NBA Draft)

 This is accomplishing something that I have been dreaming of my whole life, “ Wembanyama said on an ESPN broadcast. ‘’ Hearing the sentence from (NBA commissioner) Adam Silver, I’ve dreamed of it so much that I have to cry, man”

Wembanyama averaged 20.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.5 assists in 44 games this season for the Boulogne- Levallois Metropolitans 92 this Season.

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said” We are thrilled that we are able to bring Victor on board, He obviously is a heck of a talent, a very mature young man.

Spurs meanwhile earned the right to pick No.1 by winning last month’s NBA draft lottery. He added that Just like with every draft pick, whether it’s the first pick, the 27th pick, or the 38th pick, we have a responsibility to everyone to try to create an environment where they can reach the best success possible for them.

The Spurs have won five NBA titles under Gregg Popovich and have previously hit the No.1 overall draft pick jackpot twice with the selections of David Robinson (1987) and Tim Duncan (1997).

According to Forbes, Wembanyama will have the highest rookie contract in NBA History. He is set to earn roughly $55.2 million in the first four years, with a salary of $12.2 million in his rookie season.

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