Victor Wembanyama's height is measured at 7 feet 4 inches (2.23 meters).
Victor Wembanyama, also known as Wemby, is a game-changer in the world of basketball. The top NBA prospect since LeBron James in 2003 is a unique talent who impresses with his combination of basketball skills and size.
Victor Wembanyama's Impressive Height and Wingspan
The French basketball star stands at a towering 7 feet 4 inches (223.52 centimeters), which makes him an imposing presence on the basketball court. In addition to his height, Victor Wembanyama also boasts an impressive wingspan of 8 feet (243.84 centimeters), making him a formidable shot-blocker and rebounder, and a top player for teams looking to win.
This year, his final in France before entering the NBA Draft, basketball fans around the world were able to watch Victor play for Boulogne-Levallois. His team's games were broadcasted on the NBA App. They saw the emergence of an incredible player who can shoot from deep, dribble between his legs, and block shots near the basket. He is not just tall. He is as talented as he is big, and helps his team on offense and on defense.
Victor Wembanyama's Rise to Fame
Wembanyama's breakthrough performance took place in Las Vegas on October 5 and 6, 2022, when his Metropolitans face the NBA G-League Ignite team in two back-to-back games. Victor averaged 36.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks against another top NBA prospect: point guard Scoot Henderson. Another French big man, Rudy Gobert, was in attendance. However, in a picture the two took together, Gobert (7-foot-1) appeared small compared to Wemby! NBA Twitter went nuts when this photo was posted.
Gobert, a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year has a standing reach of 9-foot-7. Victor Wembanyama measures 10 feet with his arms up: he can touch the rim flat-footed!
Wembanyama has always stood taller than his teammates
Wembanyama started playing basketball at the age of four, as his mother was a coach and he attended her practices. Even in kindergarten, he was taller than the other children. By the time he was 13, playing with Nanterre, he was already 6 feet 10 inches (208 cm) tall. By 14, he had grown to 7 feet 1 inch (216 cm) and was playing for the French U16 team at the FIBA Eurobasket tournament. With each year of his basketball career, Wembanyama continues to impress and develop into a top player.
Only 10 players taller than 7'4'' in NBA History
For his rookie season in 2023-24, Victor Wembanyama will be the tallest player in the NBA. Unless Tako Fall (7'6"- 229cm) comes back from China. This season, the tallest player is Houston's Boban Marjanovic (7'4'' - 224cm).
In NBA history, only 9 players were measured over 7'4'':
- Georghe Muresan and Manute Bol (7'7'' - 231cm) are the tallest player to ever play in the league.
- Tacko Fall, Slavko Vranes, Shawn Bradley and Yao Ming were measured at 7'6'' (229cm).
- Chuck Nevitt, Pavel Podkolzin, and Sim Bhullar were part of the 7'5'' club (226cm)
Is Victor Wembanyama the tallest pro player in France?
Victor Wembanyama's height is now measured at 7'4" (223 cm), which puts him at the top of the list of tallest players in the LNB, the French pro basketball league. While Vincent Pourchot and Youssoupha Fall were previously seen as competitors for the title of tallest player, both listed at 7'3" (221cm), it seems that Victor Wembanyama has surpassed them with his last growth spurt.
When he made his professional debut with Nanterre in LNB during the 2020-2021 season, Wembanyama was listed at 7'1" (218 cm). In the 2021-2022 season, he joined Youssoupha Fall at ASVEL in Villeurbanne, forming a formidable defensive wall for the team. While Fall was averaging 0.8 blocks per game, Wembanyama was leading the league with 1.8 blocks per game, despite playing only 19 minutes per contest. Villeurbanne dominated the LNB Playoffs and won it's 3rd consecutive Championship trophy.
What size are Victor Wembanyama's parents?
Felix Wembanyama, a former track and field athlete (long jump, high jump and triple jump) is 6'6'' (198cm). He had Victor with former basketball player Elodie de Fautereau (6'3'' - 191cm). The couple also had two other children, both currently playing basketball: Eve is 6'1'' (185cm) and Oscar is 6'6'' (198cm).
Victor Wembanyama is Still Growing
Born on January 4, 2004, just six months after LeBron James was selected number one in the 2003 NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama is still a teenager and may still be growing. As a result, there is no definitive answer to the question "How tall is Victor Wembanyama?"
Whatever his size is in June, one thing is certain: Victor Wembanyama will be the top pick of the 2023 NBA Draft, and will have a bright and successful career, helping teams win for many years to come.