Victor Wembanyama is a French basketball player born on January 26, 2004. He is considered one of the most promising young players in the world and has garnered attention from basketball fans, coaches, and scouts since he was just 15 years old.

Early Life

Wembanyama was born in France to Congolese parents. His family moved to Nanterre when he was a child, where he started playing basketball at the age of five. Wembanyama quickly became known for his height - by the time he was 13 years old, he already stood at a remarkable 6’10”.


Wembanyama’s potential did not go unnoticed, and soon enough he signed with Nanterre club JSF in their youth academy. At just 14 years old and standing at an impressive 7’2” tall, Wembanyama made his debut for the club’s Under-18 team during the 2018-19 season.

In May 2020, Wembanyama joined Centre Fédéral de Basket-ball (CFBB), which provides training to some of France’s most talented young basketball players.

Style of Play

Standing at over seven feet tall with a wingspan measuring nearly eight feet long, Wembanyama is an incredibly versatile player who can play multiple positions on both offense and defense. Despite his size, however, Wembaynama moves with agility and speed that is uncharacteristic of someone his stature.

Offensively, Wembaynama uses his height advantage to dominate inside the paint but can also step out beyond the arc thanks to his fantastic shooting ability. Defensively speaking as well; with towering athleticism; he disrupts shots attempted from opponents while imposing obstacles down low making it pretty hard for rivals while coming towards net or trying to basket attack.


There is no doubt that Victor Wembanyama has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. Despite only being 17 years old, he has already made waves in the world of basketball and is fast on his way to becoming one of the most dominant players in the sport. With his combination of height, athleticism, and skill, it would be no surprise if he became a household name in the coming years.