Victor Wembanyama height: How likely No. 1 draft pick compares to tallest NBA players in 2023
The NBA has not seen a prospect as talented as Victor Wembanyama come around since LeBron James was a prospect in 2003.
The French basketball player is 19 years old and has one of the most different records in the league that leads to his chances of getting select first overall in the 2023 NBA Draft.
He’s been described as a center with the play style of a guard. His height differentiates him from other league superstars, and he is capable of scoring from any position of the court.
Wembanyama is all but guaranteed to be the Betclic Elite MVP as he’s currently leading the league in points scored, rebounds and blocks, averaging 21.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.1 blocks so far in the 2022-23 season while playing at the highest level of French basketball.
Whether Wembanyama immediately becomes one of the NBA’s biggest star, there is at least one category in which he is guaranteed to stand out: height. The Metropolitans 92 star is a towering presence in France, and even when he reaches the United States, he’ll be a difficult player against whom to defend.
How tall is Wembanyama, and how does he compare to current NBA stars? Here’s what you need to know.
Victor Wembanyama height
On Basketball Reference, Wembanyama is listed as 7-2.
ESPN reported in February that Wembanyama stands 7-4, but that with shoes on, he is actually about 7-5. The report also noted that he might still have some room left to grow.
Victor Wembanyama wingspan
Wembanyama might be 7-5, but his wingspan only adds to his impressive stature. ESPN reported he has an 8-foot wingspan. The report said he can nearly reach the room while standing on the floor as he shoots layups.
Tallest NBA players in 2023
According to Stathead, Wembanyama is already lined up to the be the tallest player in the NBA — if his 7-4 or 7-5 height is his official listed height. There are only 12 players taller than 7-foot exactly.