Victor Wembanyama pours 29 points to fuel a comeback win

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Giannis Askounis

10/Feb/23 22:00

A big-time performance by NBA draft prospect Victor Wembanyama as Metropolitans 92 rallies past JDA Dijon

By Eurohoops Team/

Snapping a two-game losing streak with plenty of help from Victor Wembanyama, Metropolitans 92 gets back on track in France’s Betclic Elite LNB Pro A Regular Season.

Wembanyama, 19, went for 29 points behind 10/20 field goals to go with nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks Friday night. Displaying his unique abilities once more with plenty of young fans rushing at Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan to enjoy, he powered the home win, 93-86, versus JDA Dijon.

Coming into Round 21 of France’s top-tier division leading the league in points, rebounds, and blocks, the frontrunner to be selected with the top pick of the 2023 NBA draft joined in his side’s early struggles against La Jeanne. Effective defense build a 20-point lead for the visitors but could not hold on a few days after rallying past Hapoel Atsmon Holon in Gameday 3 of the Basketball Champions League Round of 16.

Drawing the best performance in his professional career since coming out of Michigan, DeVante’ Jones chipped in 17 points and 16 assists, both new individual highs for the 2022-23 season. Young guard Bilal Coulibaly added 14 points. Vincent Collet’s side went up to 15-6.

Matt Mobley recorded a season-high 26 points and Markis McDuffie followed with 23 points as Dijon fell to 13-8.

Action stretching into overtime in Halle Andre Vacheresse, bottom-placed Fos-sur-Mer snatched the win, 93-89, at Roanne.

League-leading AS Monaco hopes to jump to 18-3 in a visit to JL Bourg Sunday.

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