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Victor Wembanyama Named a 2024 Rising Star

SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 30, 2024) – The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Victor Wembanyama is one of 28 players who earned a spot to compete in the 2024 Rising Stars. The annual showcase, featuring a mini-tournament with four teams and three games, will air live at 8 p.m. CT on TNT on Friday, Feb. 16.

Wembanyama has appeared in 41 games (all starts) for the Spurs, averaging 20.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and an NBA-best 3.12 blocks in 28.6 minutes, leading all rookies in each of these categories. He has posted seven games with at least 20 points and 5 blocks, most in the NBA this season, and is the only rookie this season with at least 800 points, 400 rebounds and 120 blocks.

In a win at Detroit on Jan. 10, Wembanyama became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double with zero turnovers with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 21 minutes.  

He becomes the 11th player in Spurs history to be selected to Rising Stars since the event’s inception in 1994.