Scoot Henderson responds to Wembanyama: “I want to be No. 1”

2022-12-27T16:40:47+00:00 2022-12-27T16:40:47+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

27/Dec/22 16:40

The G-League Ignite 18-year-old superstar wants to be on top of the 2023 NBA Draft

By Eurohoops Team /

Interviewed by Michael Scotto on HoopsHype, Scoot Henderson talked about his future and the rivalry with Victor Wembanyama that will start with the 2023 NBA Draft.

The 18-year-old American playmaker keeps his eyes open to the prize, responding to Wembanyama, who said he wants to be the #1 pick next summer. “I’m blessed to be in the position I am for sure. I want to be No. 1. It’s my competitive spirit. I’m itching to be No. 1 in whatever I do, whether it’s badminton, pickleball, or whatever it is, I want to win. Second is great as well, but No. 1 is the goal”, he said.

The Carlton J. Kell High School also shared who he wants to become on the court, comparing himself to several NBA players. “I want to be like Andre Miller with the pace and the ability to see the floor. Pass like Chris Paul and be smart. On a skillset level, I want to be like Damian Lillard. I want to be a clash of all those guys. On defense, be like Jrue Holiday. I watch all of their films and try to be that one whole player”, Henderson added.

Scoot Henderson, who played against the French talent and the Metropolitans 92 in October, is averaging 21.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game with the G-League Ignite, shooting 47.1% from deep.

Victor Wembanyama, who recently had a monstrous double-double in the loss against SIG Strasbourg, is averaging 22.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in the French league.

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