Although it was in the preselection of France to play the next eurobasket 2022 (which will kick off on September 1st), Victor Wembanyama
Although it was in the preselection of France to play the next eurobasket 2022 (which will kick off on September 1st), Victor Wembanyama finally he will not be able to play the most prestigious tournament of selections of the old continent.
This has been confirmed by the French National Team itself. The potential No. 1 in the 2023 NBA Draft suffered a muscle injury in the French League Semifinals playing for his now former team, ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (on June 30 he signed for the Metropolitans 92). Wembanyama has not been able to recover in time from his injury, as the latest medical examinations to which he has undergone have advanced.
The 18-year-old center was one of the players who most wanted basketball fans, and especially the NBA, to see him active in the Eurobasket. It is no longer just that, except for a major surprise, he is going to be the next No. 1 in the Draft, but there are already several teams in the North American competition (according to NBA Rumors) that are already working on getting him to join him in any way. A particular case is that of the San Antonio Spurs.
The great faces of a list that is still very strong
Despite the absences of Victor Wembanyama and Joel Embiid (the latter confirmed his absence for the Eurobasket despite being nationalized on time), France will arrive at the event (if everything goes their way) with a squad made up of names like Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Thomas Heurtel, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Theo Maledon, Frank Ntilikina, Vincent Poirier, Guerschon Yabusele…