The San Antonio Spurs had no doubts about selecting Victor Wembanyama with the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
It was a no-brainer decision, as Wembanyama is expected to one day become the face of the league.
While there were many who had their skepticism about whether Wembanyama would succeed in the NBA or not, the 7-foot-4 star has already started dominating games in the league.
A key reason behind Wembanyama’s early success in the NBA is his great mentality.
Wembanyama gave a peek at his mentality about taking clutch shots in the NBA via Ball Don’t Lie on Twitter.
“You’re not going to have many chances if you don’t try to kill your opponent right away,” Wembanyama said.
Wemby is taking no prisoners 😤 pic.twitter.com/L0vjiAxrZY
— Ball Don’t Lie (@Balldontlie) November 3, 2023
Wembanyama is just 19 years old and has his whole career ahead of him.
Although the French superstar has played just five games in the NBA, he has already started impressing many around the globe.
So far, Wembanyama is averaging 20.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game for the Spurs.
Moreover, he’s shooting 50.0% from the field and 32.0% from downtown.
Thanks to Wembanyama’s great performances, the Spurs currently boast a 3-2 record, which puts placed them at the eighth spot in the Western Conference.
Sure, Wembanyama has a long way to go to reach his full potential, but fans are currently joyous about the way that he’s playing as a rookie in the NBA.
Wembanyama has a lot of assets in his bag, and combining it with a tough mentality, the Spurs rookie can indeed become the face of the league.
But for now, the Spurs fanbase will hope that Wembanyama can lead them back to the playoffs.NEXT: Graphic Illustrates How Victor Wembanyama Took Over Latest Game