Future n°1 of the NBA draft, the strong winger of Boulogne-Levallois Victor Wembanyama was elected MVP of the regular season of Betclic Elite, while Nando De Colo is the other French present in the five major.
Victor Wembanyama has just experienced 24 quite exceptional hours! Winner of Paris with Boulogne-Levallois on Tuesday evening, which allowed the Metropolitans to secure second place in the regular season, then spectator of the NBA draft lottery on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, which allowed him to learn that he will play for the San Antonio Spurs next season, here he is MVP of Betclic Elite! The 19-year-old strong winger received his trophy on Wednesday evening during a ceremony held on the set of beIN Sports.
It’s hard to imagine a player other than the French basketball prodigy receiving this distinction, he who is also the best scorer, rebounder, blocker, defender and youngster in the French championship. Unheard of, of course! The native of Chesnay has indeed turned this season to 21.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3 blocks on average with the Mets, which he now hopes to lead to a title of champion of France.
— LNB (@LNBofficiel) May 17, 2023
Vila voted best coach
Logically, Victor Wembanyama is in the five major of the season, where he is accompanied by a single Frenchman, ASVEL leader Nando De Colo (35 years old, 15.6 pts and 4ft average). The American rear of Le Mans Matt Morgan (25 years old, 20.7pts and 4.1pds average), the American winger from Roanne Ronald March (29 years old, 21.4pds, 4.8rbds and 4.4pds average) and the Zimbabwean pivot of Pau-Lacq-Orthez Vitalis Chikoko (32 years old, 14.4pts and 6.5rbds on average) complete this typical team of the season.
The second five is made up of four Monaco players: Mike James, Elie Okobo, Alpha Diallo and Donatas Motiejunas, while Dijonnais Markis McDuffie completes the list. It was Cholet coach Laurent Vila who was voted best coach of the season after leading CB to win 18 out of 34 games and finish seventh while playing in the FIBA Europe Cup final. His next challenge: to face Victor Wembanyama’s Mets in the quarter-finals!