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Celebrated NameVictor Wembanyama
Age19 Years Old
Nick NameVictor Wembanyama
Birth NameVictor Wembanyama
Birth Date2004-01-04
Profession Baseball Player
Birth NationFrance
Place Of BirthLe Chesnay
MotherElodie de Fautereau
SiblingsEve and Oscar
Marital StatusUnmarried
Sexual OrientationStraight
Net Worth$1.5 million
Source of WealthBasketball Career
Height2.19 m (7 ft 2 in)
Weight104 kg
Body TypeAthletic
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
PositionPower forward / Center
Current ClubMetropolitans 92
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Victor Wembanyama is a French professional basketball player. He is famous for playing in the position of Power forward / Center for the team, Metropolitans 92 of the LNB Pro A. He is projected to be the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA draft and is considered one of the greatest prospects of his generation. 

Wembanyama started his professional career with Nanterre 92 of the LNB Pro A in 2019. In 2021, he moved to ASVEL and won the Pro A title in his only season with the team. He signed with Metropolitans 92 in 2022. Moreover, he also plays for the French national basketball team. 

Who are the Parents of Victor Wembanyama?

Victor Wembanyama took birth on 4 January 2004. His birthplace is Le Chesnay, France. He is French when it comes to his nationality and his ethnical background race is Mixed. His father, Félix, is of Congolese descent and was a track and field athlete who competed in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. His mother, Elodie de Fautereau, is a basketball coach and former player. He also has two siblings; an older sister, Eve who plays basketball, and a younger brother, Oscar who has played basketball and handball at the youth level. His grandfather, Michel de Fautereau, played professional basketball, and his grandmother, Marie Christine, also played the sport. The basketball player celebrated his 19th birthday on January 4, 2023, with his dear ones. 

Before Victor started his career in basketball, he played football as a goalkeeper and practiced judo. He learned how to play basketball from his mother, who was coaching youth teams. He began playing for Entente Le Chesnay Versailles at age 7, before joining the youth system of Nanterre 92 at age 10. He was a year ahead of his age in school and attended lycée in agreement with Nanterre 92. He earned his baccalauréat with honors, specializing in earth and life sciences and social and economic sciences. 

French basketball player, Victor Wembanyama

How was the basketball career of Victor Wembanyama?

  • Wembanyama, in his 2019-2020 season, played with the team, Nanterre 92. Next, he competed in LNB Espoirs, the French under-21 league, and also played for the under-18 team.
  • Victor made his professional debut on 29th October 2019, playing 31 seconds against Brescia in the EuroCup. He was the second-youngest player after Stefan Petković to play in the EuroCup at 15 years, nine months, and 25 days old.
  • In February 2020, Wembanyama played for Nanterre's under-18 team at the Kaunas qualifying tournament for the Adidas Next Generation Tournament (ANGT).
  • He finished the Espoirs season averaging 10.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game. 
  • Victor, in the 2020-2021 season, split time between Nanterre's senior and under-21 teams and signed an agreement to also play for Centre Fédéral in the Nationale Masculine 1 (NM1).
  • He made his LNB Pro A debut, grabbing one rebound in four minutes against JL Bourg on 23rd September 2020. 
  • On 12th December, he suffered a stress fracture in his fibula during an Espoirs game against BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque. 
  • On 25th May 2021, he recorded season-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 99–87 win over Orléans Loiret. 
  • In Espoirs, he averaged 13.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks, starting in all five of his games. He played four games for Centre Fédéral, averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, and three blocks per game. 
  • Following the season, he opted to leave Nanterre. 


  • Next, the basketball player signed a three-year contract with ASVEL of the Pro A and the EuroLeague on 29th June 2021. He was unable to play for one month at the start of the season because of an illness.
  • He made his EuroLeague debut, recording one block in three minutes in an 88–76 win over Žalgiris on 1st October. 
  • He was selected for the LNB All-Star Game, held on 29 December, but was unable to play due to the injury. He made his return on February 11. 
  • He recorded a season-high 25 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks in an 85–65 win over Le Portel on 3rd April. 
  • He scored 18 points, his career-high in the EuroLeague, in an 81–80 loss to Olimpia Milano on 7 April.
  • He was ruled out for the remainder of the season with a psoas muscle injury he sustained during a Pro A semifinal game against JDA Dijon on 3rd June. 
  • After the season, he opted out of his contract with ASVEL.

Metropolitans 92 

  • Victor signed a two-year contract with Metropolitans 92 of the LNB Pro A on 4th July 2022. In October 2022, he came to the attention of American media after two exhibition games against the NBA G League Ignite, featuring projected second overall pick Scoot Henderson, in Las Vegas. The games were nationally televised and attended by over 200 scouts and NBA executives.
  • In the 2022–23 Pro A season, he emerged as one of the most dominant players in the league.
  • He posted a career-high 33 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in a 78–69 win over Limoges CSP on 4th November 2022. 
  • He was named captain of the France team at the LNB All-Star Game on 29 December.
  • He recorded 27 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists, leading his team to a 136–128 win over the World team at the All-star Game, and became the game's youngest MVP. 
  • On 9th January 2023, he made a game-winning putback dunk with 3.5 seconds left in regulation and recorded 15 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks in an 84–83 win over ASVEL.

National Team Career

  • Victor represented his nation, France, at the 2019 FIBA U16 European Championship in Udine, Italy. 
  • He recorded 12 points, 21 rebounds, and eight blocks in an 80–78 quarterfinal win over Croatia. He averaged nine points, 9.6 rebounds, and a tournament-leading 5.3 blocks per game, leading France to a silver medal and earning all-tournament team honors. He also competed at the 2021 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Latvia.
  • He averaged 14 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.7 blocks per game, and was named to the all-tournament team after leading France to the silver medal. He recorded 22 points, eight rebounds, and eight blocks in an 83–81 loss to the United States in the final. 

Senior National Team

  • Victor was on the preliminary 17-man roster of the French national team for EuroBasket 2022 but was ruled out a month ahead due to an injury he suffered at the end of the 2021–22 season. 
  • He was selected for the World Cup qualifiers in November. In his debut with the senior team on 11 November, he scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 90–65 win over Lithuania. 

Victor Wembanyama's Awards and Achievements

  • Pro A champion (2022)
  • LNB All-Star Game MVP (2022)
  • 2× LNB All-Star (2021, 2022)
  • 2× Pro A Best Young Player (2021, 2022)

How much is Victor Wembanyama's net worth?

Victor Wembanyama is a professional basketball player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA prospects of his generation, and many publications have described him as the most anticipated prospect since LeBron James in 2003. He has earned a decent amount of money from his career. His main source of wealth comes from his basketball career. 

As of 2023, the rising basketball player has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. He has played in the LNB Pro A since 2019 (since the age of 15) and has turned out for clubs such as Nanterre 92, ASVEL, and Metropolitan 92 over three years. His earnings over this period have resulted in his net worth. He is living a modest lifestyle from his career earnings and he is satisfied with his earnings. 


Is Victor Wembanyama dating someone?

Victor Wembanyama is currently single and he is not dating anyone at a moment. He is unmarried and he is still to get married yet. There are no rumors and affairs without anyone. He is focused on his career at a moment and he is enjoying his single life happily without any disturbances. 

How tall is Victor Wembanyama?

Victor Wembanyama is a handsome basketball player. He has curly hair which is of dark brown color. He has a pair of light brown eyes. He has a wide smile with a glowing face. His body is slim while his body type is athletic. 

Victor stands at the tall height of 2.19 m (7 ft 2 in) while his father and mother are 1.98 meters (6 ft 6 in) and 1.91 meters (6 ft 3 in) tall. His height has raised questions about his durability. He often plays on the perimeter and has exceptional mobility and skills for his size, with the ability to handle and shoot the ball like a guard. His body weight measures 104 kg. He has got a healthy body with an attractive personality. 

Trivias About Victor Wembanyama You Need To Know.

  • He is represented by agent Bouna Ndiaye of Comsport. Ndiaye advised Wembanyama by the time he was 15 years old and signed him as a client in 2022.
  • He emerged as one of Europe's top prospects at age 14 and was viewed by analysts as a potential first overall pick in his draft class by age 16.
  • His mother, a former basketball player herself, began teaching him the sport when he was five years old.
  • He uploaded a vlog of a trip to Las Vegas to his Youtube channel in October of 2022.
  • At 15 years old, he became the second youngest basketball player to participate in the Eurocup.

Frequently Asked Questions About Victor Wembanyama.

Where was Victor Wembanyama born?

Victor Wembanyama was born in Le Chesnay.

Who is the father of Victor Wembanyama?

The father of Victor Wembanyama is Felix.

Who is the mother of Victor Wembanyama?

The mother of Victor Wembanyama is Elodie de Fautereau.

What is the net worth of Victor Wembanyama?

The net worth of Victor Wembanyama is $1.5 million.

What is the color of Victor Wembanyama's eye?

Victor Wembanyama eye color is Light Brown.

What is the color of Victor Wembanyama's hair?

Victor Wembanyama hair color is Dark Brown.

Victor Wembanyama Biography

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Celebrated Name Victor Wembanyama
Age 19 Years Old
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Birth Name Victor Wembanyama
Birth Date 2004-01-04
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Profession Baseball Player
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Celebrated Name Victor Wembanyama
Age 19 Years Old
Nick Name Victor Wembanyama
Birth Name Victor Wembanyama
Birth Date 2004-01-04
Gender Male
Profession Baseball Player
Birth Nation France
Nationality French
Ethnicity Mixed
Place Of Birth Le Chesnay
Father Felix
Mother Elodie de Fautereau
Siblings Eve and Oscar
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $1.5 million
Source of Wealth Basketball Career
Height 2.19 m (7 ft 2 in)
Weight 104 kg
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Position Power forward / Center
Current Club Metropolitans 92