Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson shine in exhibition game

Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson shine in exhibition game

Victor Wembanyama and Sterling “Scoot” Henderson, the projected Nos. 1 and a pair of picks within the 2023 NBA Draft, placed on a splashy showcase in Tuesday’s exhibition sport between the G League Ignite and Metropolitans 92 of France.

The French phenom, Wembanyama, who’s projected to go first total subsequent 12 months, placed on a clinic in his first-ever sport on U.S. Soil.

The 7-foot-4, 18-year-old middle — who’s a member of Metropolitans 92 — recorded 37 factors (which included going 7-for-11 on 3-pointers), 5 blocks and 4 rebounds.

In the meantime, the 18-year-old Henderson tallied 28 factors, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in main the Ignite to the 122-115 victory over what’s France’s top-tier professional basketball league, LNB Professional A.

Victor Wembanyama of Metropolitans 92 drives to the basket throughout a sport in opposition to the G League Ignite on Oct. 4, 2022 at The Greenback Mortgage Middle in Las Vegas, Nev. NBAE through Getty Pictures

Scoot Henderson of the G League’s Ignite throughout a sport in opposition to Metropolitans 92 on Oct. 4, 2022 at The Greenback Mortgage Middle Area in Henderson, Nev. NBAE through Getty Pictures

The web had a discipline day with the Wembanyama-Henderson matchup, with some followers proposing commerce eventualities to land the highest prospects.

NBA Twitter was enamored by Wembanyama’s dimension after seeing him play for the primary time within the U.S. The French participant has a reported 8-foot wingspan and will nonetheless proceed to develop at his age.

A now-viral video earlier than the exhibition in Las Vegas exhibits Wembanyama having to duck beneath a steel detector.

Potential 2023 No. 1 NBA Draft decide Victor Wembanyama has to duck to get via the steel detector earlier than showdown vs. Scoot Henderson and G-League Ignite pic.twitter.com/gEL2gMZQTW

— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 5, 2022

The web was additionally buzzing with debates concerning the Wembanyama-Henderson showdown and declaring their favourite of the 2. Each prospects have spoken extremely of each other, with Wembanyama calling Henderson a “dependable, nice participant.”

Wembanyama additionally weighed in on who might be chosen first within the 2023 NBA Draft.

“If I used to be by no means born, I feel he would deserve the primary spot,” Wembanyama mentioned.

Scoot Henderson #0 of G League Ignite drives to the basket in opposition to Victor Wembanyama #1 of Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 of their exhibition sport at The Greenback Mortgage Middle on Oct. 04, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada.
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Scoot Henderson #0 of G League Ignite and Victor Wembanyama #1 of Metropolitans 92 throughout an exhibition sport at The Greenback Mortgage Middle on October 04, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada.
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Victor Wembanyama #1 of Metropolitans 92 and Scoot Henderson #0 of G League Ignite shake palms after their exhibition sport at The Greenback Mortgage Middle on Oct. 04, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada.
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Victor Wembanyama #1 of Metropolitans 92 warms up earlier than a sport in opposition to the G League Ignite on Oct. 4, 2022 at The Greenback Mortgage Middle in Las Vegas, NV.
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Scoot Henderson #0 of G League Ignite goes up for a dunk in opposition to Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 within the second quarter of their exhibition sport at The Greenback Mortgage Middle on Oct. 04, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada.
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Victor Wembanyama #1 of Metropolitans 92 dribbles the ball throughout a sport in opposition to the G League Ignite on Oct. 4, 2022 at The Greenback Mortgage Middle in Las Vegas, NV.
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The G League Ignite and Metropolitans 92 will play once more on Thursday at The Greenback Mortgage Middle in Henderson, Nev. The sport will air on ESPN2 and the NBA app.

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