Wembanyama reveals which Spur he is most excited to play with next season

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Victor Wembanyama has said all the right things during his pre-draft press tour, expressing genuine enthusiasm about joining the San Antonio Spurs, an organization he holds near and dear after years of watching fellow Frenchman and role model Tony Parker win multiple championship alongside Tim Duncan and Mani Ginobili. While the teenage phenom is still a handful of hours from hearing his name called first in the 2023 NBA Draft, he is already speaking like he is part of the team.

The 7-foot-5 prospect has been anything but shy about his feelings toward the Silver and Black from the second he found out they won the lottery, and he continued sharing his thoughts at a special pre-draft event at the NBA Office in New York City. Wembanyama opened up about the roster after Spurs superfan Taro Kotani asked him which player he is most excited to play with next season, a thoughtful question that elicited an interesting response regarding one of his future teammates.

"I've been looking at the roster. There are guys I'm excited to play with, especially Jeremy Sochan. I played against him when I was 14, so it's going to feel special."

Victor Wembanyama

Jeremy Sochan also had some delightful things to say about potentially playing with Wembanyama in a recent interview with Alex Kennedy of Basketball News.

"I think we both have a lot of versatility, especially on the defensive end [...] I think we complement each other's games really well and I think it's really exciting if, potentially, that happens."

Jeremy Sochan

Wembanyama and Sochan might be a match made in heaven. They are versatile defenders, unrivaled competitors, and self-motivated workers who could form one of the most formidable frontcourt duos in the league. With their ridiculous length, relentless motor, and uncanny ball skills, head coach Gregg Popovich will have the personnel to deploy supersized lineups that could pose mistmatch nightmares for opposing teams on a nightly basis.