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Tracking Victor Wembanyama’s stats at 2023 NBA Summer League

We’re tracking the performance of Spurs rookie phenom Victor Wembanyama during the NBA Summer League.

2023 NBA Draft Pick Portraits and Press Conferences Photos by Caitlin Smith/NBAE via Getty Images

The San Antonio Spurs lucked out when they ended up with the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft Lottery, and it was no surprise they selected top prospect Victor Wembanyama out of France. The 19-year-old center has been widely viewed as one of the top draft prospects in league history, and certainly the Spurs will be eager to get him out on the floor this season. Hailed in part for his 7-foot-5 stature and 8-foot wingspan, Wemby is a beast of a shot blocker and rebounder while being able to score from just about anywhere on the floor. He’s a smooth shooter and dribbler, and entering the league at just 230 pounds he’s light and quick enough to play more like a point guard even with his staggering height.

He dominated the LNB Pro A League in France last season with Metropolitan 92, averaging 21.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game while shooting 47% from the floor and 82.8% from the stripe during the regular season.

Due to the LNB Pro A postseason carrying through mid-June in France, Wembanyama didn’t travel with the Spurs to Sacramento for their two games in the California Classic Summer League. Instead, he’ll join the team to make his debut on July 7 when the Spurs take on the Charlotte Hornets in their first game of the Las Vegas Summer League.

2023 NBA Summer League

Victor Wembanyama stats tracker

July 10 update: Wembanyama is going to be shut down for the rest of the Summer League, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN. The Spurs have seen enough from the rookie to feel comfortable about letting him take some time off ahead of training camp.

Spurs vs. Trail Blazers, 7/9, Las Vegas

Final: The Spurs lost but Wembanyama absolutely made good on his promise to be better in this game. The rookie finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in just under 27 minutes of action. We’ll see if Wembanyama gets both remaining games for the Spurs in Summer League play or if the team decides to shut him down.

Halftime: Wembanyama has been more active in this contest and the stat line is much improved. The rookie big man is 4-5 from the floor and has 11 points to go with his six rebounds. He’s making good reads and finding the right spaces on the floor, although his speed is a touch slower than what it should be.

Hornets vs. Spurs, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

After 1st quarter: 5:51 on court: 3 points (1-4 from field), 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 assist, 1 turnover
After 2nd quarter: 13:06 on court: 5 points (1-7 from field), 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 assist, 2 turnovers
After 3rd quarter: 20:58 on court: 5 points (1-7 from field), 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists, 2 turnovers
After 4th quarter: 27:27 on court, 9 points (2-13 from field, 1-6 from three-point range), 8 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assists, 3 turnovers