Whatever the draft, Wembanyama wants to be at the 2023 World Cup with the Blues

Victor Wembanyama wants to go to Indonesia, Philippines and Japan in late August early September. Frédéric Chambert / PANORAMIC

The great hope of French basketball absolutely wants to be present with the French national team in the future World Cup even though the NBA draft is scheduled for the beginning of the summer.

«My wish is to be in the French national team this summer“: Victor Wembanyama, a young French basketball star, was categorical on Tuesday regarding the World Cup organized at the end of the summer. “I don’t want to miss this event at all.“He explained the 20-year-old interior, great favorite for the number 1 pick in the next NBA draft scheduled for early summer and whose presence could be questioned depending on the franchise that will host him.

Wembanyama (2.21m), currently developing at Boulogne-Levallois under national team coach Vincent Collet, has two caps for the Blues and is already a must-see ahead of Thursday’s trip to the Czech Republic and host Lithuania next thursday Sunday, during the qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup.

France have already qualified for the competition which will take place in Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan from August 25 to September 10.

«I hope to learn as much as possible from this world to prepare for the Olympics“, the top scorer of Elite emphasized during a press conference, a year and a half before the French Olympic meeting.

«Decisions will be made later, maybe I want it today, but maybe I want it less in a month or two.“, said Boris Diaw, general manager of the French national team.

«I think we have to wait, when making the selection we will need firm answers (…) but we are not asking people to position themselves firmly on this date“He added the old Blues part.

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