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Basketball: Victor Wembanyama preselected for the Euro with the Blues

2022-07-05T20:53:02.400Z

The young prodigy of French basketball, aged only 18, will appear in the extended list of French people selected for the Euro championship



His name is already on the lips of basketball fans around the world.

He should also be this Wednesday in the extended list of Blues brought to prepare for the next Euro.

According to our information, Victor Wembanyama, barely 18 years old but 2.19m of talent and promise, will be among the "16 to 17 players" that coach Vincent Collet will announce in the coming hours to prepare for the continental competition to be held in Germany from September 1 to 18.

The group will meet at the end of July.

If the main objective will be for the Blues to prepare for the Euro - with in particular matches in Italy then in Montpellier in mid-August -, they will also play two matches in the second qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup, the first of which on 24 August at the Accor Arena in Paris.

Great opportunities to see the nugget of tricolor basketball, French champion with Asvel in June and twice voted best player in the French championship in the last two seasons, in action.

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If, for Wembanyama, this selection is not the guarantee of seeing him present in the final list of 12 players for the Euro, it nevertheless constitutes a new stage in the career of this young man in a hurry.

After dominating youth competitions, the silver medalist at Euro U16 in 2019 and at the Under-19 World Cup in 2021 - where he was elected in the 5 Major of the competition despite more opponents older than him - is about to perform his first dribbles within the big Blues.

Among the Olympic vice-champions of the Tokyo Games last year who will aim for gold at the Euro.

The future interior of Boulogne-Levallois – where he will be trained by Vincent Collet – could be associated with Rudy Gobert and his 2.16 m in the racket of the Blues.

A pair of skyscrapers that makes all lovers of the France team salivate and fantasize and which could also cause a few headaches for many opponents.

Phenomenon of precocity, Victor Wembanyama is announced in the first place of the next NBA Draft, a first for a French player.

Source: leparis

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