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The Frenchman said he was delighted to practice on Friday for the first time, a week after being chosen first in the NBA draft by the Spurs.
Frenchman Victor Wembanyama, greeted as a rock star in San Antonio last week after being drafted No. 1, trained with the Spurs for the first time on Friday. “It was really nice! I was warmly welcomed and I am very impatientsaid the 19-year-old Frenchman of the preparation matches (Summer League) which are due to start next week.
The Spurs must go to Las Vegas to face Charlotte next Friday then Portland on July 9, the two clubs that had the second and third picks respectively in the draft, Brandon Miller at the Hornets and Scoot Henderson at the Trail Blazers. The 2.24 pivot ured me that this first contact with his teammates had solidified his satisfaction at having been chosen by the Spurs. “I was told that the team dynamic was good on and off the court and I could already feel it. It reinforces my certainty that this is the right place for me“Said the former Boulogne-Levallois player.
Wembanyama’s arrival has sparked excitement in the United States, where his potential is considered one of the highest in NBA history. “Every day has been different since I’ve been in the United States. I think I spent more time with the media than on the pitch. I’m glad I can start settling down“, he commented.