Boulogne-Levallois intends to promote Victor Wembanyama as much as possible. The Metropolitans’ flagship recruit this summer from ASVEL, the 18-year-old pivot or strong winger is already announced as the future number 1 in the NBA Draft in 2023. While he was the center of interest of the American media during the passage of the California Basket Club, led by one of the sons of LeBron James in Paris, the latter will be able to see it very closely next October. Indeed, the Ile-de-France club will take part in a tour of the United States next October which will be the opportunity to play two matches against Ignite, a formation engaged in the G-League and composed of promising elements from American high schools. in order to train them to the needs of the highest level. The training which Vincent Collet will always be the coach this season will thus take the direction of Nevada after having obtained an adjustment of its calendar.
The LNB accepted this tour
Indeed, in order to facilitate the organization of this tour, the two matches of which will take place in Henderson, in the suburbs of Las Vegas on October 4 and 6, the National Basketball League (LNB) has accepted the postponement of the match between Boulogne -Levallois in Roanne on the weekend of October 8 and 9 as part of the 4th day of Betclic Elite. Added to this is the advanced programming on September 30 of the Portel reception for the 3rd day. This tour and these two matches will essentially be an opportunity to see two of the most courted players for the next Draft face each other. Indeed, the Ignite will line up on this occasion the point guard Scoot Henderson, whose name comes up more and more for the number 2 choice behind Victor Wembanyama. An expected duel that caught the attention of the American channel ESPN, which made sure to broadcast the two meetings on its antennas in the United States.