So it wasn't Victor Wembanyama's last game before the big jump over the Atlantic. The prodigy of French basketball, future NBA player, will play at least three more times on the French courts. His team, the Mets 92, disposed of Cholet (81-69) in the decisive support game of the quarterfinals, Thursday night in Levallois-Perret.
Boulogne-Levallois will meet in the semifinals Asvel, triple champion of France in title that left the very likely future player of San Antonio (19 years old) last summer to join a project more likely according to him to prepare his entry into the NBA.
The reunion is scheduled for Sunday in the Hauts-de-Seine, before a second meeting still at home but relocated to Bercy, where the Mets had already received Bourg-en-Bresse on May 7 (93-82). The best-of-five series promises at least three more "Wemby" games on his homeland.
The Mets 92 did not really struggle Thursday, to the great satisfaction of its coach Vincent Collet. "Things made me proud, like the defensive intensity in the first half and especially the fact that I wasted the ball more like in the first two games. Victor [Wembanyama] was much more serious in the game since he has two lost balls against 12-13 in the first two games, "commented the technician.
19 points for "Wemby"
Wembanyama scored no points in the final quarter, where he further protected the racket and acted as a deterrent. He still finished as his team's leading scorer (19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks).
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