The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Detroit Pistons 130:108 last night. Greg Popovic’s team now has a balance of 6-30 but still languishes in the last 15th place in NBA’s Western Conference. It was not the win, but rookie Victor Wembanyama’s performance that caught the eye in the Spurs’ triumph. The French sensation recorded the very first triple-doule of his young career, finishing the game with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in just over 21 minutes on the court.
Victor Wembanyama's first career triple-double 👏
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 11, 2024
At 20 years of age, Wemby became the youngest center to reach double digits in points, assists, and rebounds in NBA’s history. Only Rusell Westbrook has managed to record a triple-double in less time than Wemby in the league. He achieved that in 2014 when playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Victor Wembanyama arrived in San Antonio as the #1 overall draft pick in 2023, with fans and pundits predicting bright future for the 2,24 meter tall player. He has been unable to elevate the Spurs to a play-off contender just yet, but under the close watch of Greg Popovic, only the sky is the limit for Wemby.