Top 5 NBA Draft Prospects: Who has the biggest bust potential?

Scoot Henderson, Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs
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#5: Least likely to bust – Victor Wembanyama

That’s how confident I am about Wembanyama, who, in ten games this season with Metropolitans 92, has posted an insane 24.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks, all while shooting 32% from three, including on some insane circus shots. 

In his final season with Real Madrid and in his last Olympics appearance, Luka Doncic couldn’t even put up those numbers. The two aren’t comparable at all, as there is almost a foot difference between the two, but the point stands. 

In Europe, Wembanyama is showing that he can do it all: defend, score from deep, get to the basket, be a beast in the paint like none other, and run the open court. Even if his shots never fall in the NBA, he’ll just be a 7’4” Ben Simmons, which is not bad. If he loses his handle, then he’s Rudy Gobert with range. If his defense struggles, he is still the most versatile offensive weapon in the league, similar to Nikola Jokic. 

In order for him to bust out, he will have to lose all the traits that make him a lock at the number one overall pick, and I just do not see that happening.