By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearing a career-best scoring showing, Victor Wembanyama poured 32 points for Metropolitans 92 in Betclic Elite LNB Pro A Round 11.
Leading comfortably most of the way, his side secured the win, 96-85, against Fos-sur-Mer Friday night.
Wembanyama, 18, ended up with 12/20 from the field, including 3/7 from the field. Beyond making all kinds of shots, he tallied ten rebounds, four blocks, and three assists lasting nearly 34 minutes. Fueling a fast start, the promising youngster put in ten points over the first 6:55 of the game.
Besides drawing up a single-game 37-point effort in the recent USA tour with Metropolitans 92 taking on G League Ignite, his personal best in Europe stands at 33 points. Narrowly missing the mark, the frontrunner in the race for the top selection of the 2023 NBA draft posted his fifth double-double of the 2022-23 season.
Punching in the ninth win in a row since losing the opener, the team coached by Vincent Collet improved to 9-1, becoming the sole leader of the top-tier division of France.
Earlier, Cholet fell to 8-2 and into a second-place tie with Turkish Airlines EuroLeague participant AS Monaco with Roanne making short work of Laurent Vila’s side for the win, 98-72. Ronald March Jr. paved the way with 28 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three steals, and two blocks.
Former San Diego State standout Matt Mitchell reset his professional personal best at 30 points powering SIG Strasbourg in the fourth consecutive win across all competitions. The team coached by Luca Banchi downed ESSM Le Portel, 80-74. For the losing side, young French guard Nadir Hifi scored 32 points.
Elsewhere, BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque held on for the win, 82-74, over Le Mans.
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