Victor Wembanyama put up nine points, eight rebounds and five blocks in his highly anticipated NBA Summer League debut, with his San Antonio Spurs notching a 76-68 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night in Las Vegas
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The No. 1 overall draft pick, a 7-foot-5 prospect from France who’s been hyped for years, had trouble offensively in his first competitive action in an NBA uniform — a 2-for-13 shooting performance for the night.
His counterpart on the Hornets, No. 2 overall pick Brandon Miller out of Alabama, had a double-double in his Summer League debut, leading his team with 16 points and 11 rebounds while adding three steals. Miller shot 5-for-15 overall
The highlight of Wembanyama’s performance came on his only made 3-pointer of the night. His team ahead by 10 with 2:50 to play, Wembanyama rattled in a trey while drawing contact from Kai Jones. He converted the free throw for a four-point play.
Earlier in the game, Jones had his own moment when he caught a lob pass over Wembanyama and dunked on him.
–Field Level Media