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Wembanyama shines as he learns

/ 05:10 AM October 15, 2023

Victor Wembanyamasoars for a dunk

Victor Wembanyama soars for a dunk. —AFP

SAN ANTONIO—Victor Wembanyama, the No. 1 pick this year in the National Basketball Association (NBA), is learning a lot in the NBA preseason.The French sensation had 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and three blocks in just under 23 minutes of play as the Spurs collected a 120-104 home win over a second-string Miami Heat.

“I’m still learning to do some things defensively, defending the pin downs, for example,” the 19-year-old said. “I’m really learning a lot, and I’m trying to expand my tools on defense, too.”

The 7-foot-3 Wembanyama brought the Frost Bank Center crowd to its feet with a furious dunk in the second quarter, and finished with 10-of-15 shooting. He produced a series of spectacular plays, both offensively and defensively, with the most eye-catching a remarkable left-handed dunk from outside of the restricted area in the third quarter.

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Wembanyama said that he felt that both he and the team were developing an understanding with each other.

“I think we’re on the right path. We’ve still got a lot to learn about ourselves and also about our teammates but we are on the right path,” he said. —AFP

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