Victor Wembanyama currently projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. He is considered a generational talent and he’s going to be among the top prospects next summer.
The new Metropolitans 92 man spoke on the past season, his injury struggles and his goals for the 2022-23 campaign. Wembanyama decided to leave Tony Parker’s ASVEL Villeurbanne earlier this summer.
“What matters to me this season is above all to consolidate a place as a possible first choice in the Draft. That’s my goal, rather than trying to put on 15kg and take risks. I want to strengthen myself, but above all to move towards a favorable situation for the NBA,” the projected no.1 pick said via BasketSession.
Unlike the previous season where he could compete in both the EuroLeague and the French League with ASVEL, Wembanayma will now play only on a domestic level in order to continue his development ahead of the 2023 NBA Draft.
The past season, he missed time with injury and he was unavailable for the Pro A finals between ASVEL and AS Monaco Basket.
“My return from injury went well. I spent some time in the United States where I was really surrounded by the best to do my rehabilitation and my return. As always, I feel like I came back better. This translates into my last two performances,” Wembanyama noted.
And then continued for his decision to play only in the domestic league:
“I want to start doing what I was doing in the past and I had less time to do. That is to say an individual work with different coaches and bodybuilding with Guillaume Alquier, who has also just signed in Boulogne-Levallois.”