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20 points, 9 rebounds… Victor Wembanyama solid for his first with the Blues

No warm-up lap for his arrival in the deep end. Victor Wembanyama was not shy for his first with the French basketball team, which took a big step Friday evening towards the World Cup-2023 after its big victory in Lithuania (90-65).

“Wemby” returned a full stats sheet (20 pts at 6/13, 9 rebounds in 24 minutes) despite the preferential treatment he received from the Lithuanians, who somehow tried to limit his influence.

A ticket to be stamped

If the 18-year-old and 2.21m strong winger, big favorite to be the N.1 of the next NBA draft in June, follows the trajectory promised to him, posterity will remember that it is Panevezys, at some 150 km from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, where he began his international career.

The Blues take with this success the head of group K (16 pts) in front of their evening host and are one step away from boarding the plane for Southeast Asia, where the World Cup will take place, from August 25 to September 10 (Philippines, Indonesia and Japan). They will validate their ticket if they take, Monday in Pau, their revenge on Bosnia-Herzegovina, which had beaten them at the end of August just before the Euro.

Source: 20minutes

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