The first showdown between Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson sure did live up to the hype.
What will the top prospects in the 2023 NBA Draft have in store for the rematch?
On Tuesday, Wembanyama’s Metropolitans 92 faced Henderson’s G League Ignite in the first of two exhibition games. While Wembanyama stole the show with 37 points and five blocks, Henderson led his team to victory with 28 points and nine assists.
Wembanyama and Henderson will meet once more on Thursday. Will Henderson channel his inner Chris Paul again or will Wembanyama’s second-half explosion be a sign of what’s to come?
The Sporting News is tracking all the action. Follow along for live updates, stats and highlights from today’s matchup.
G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 score
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G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 live updates, highlights from Victor Wembanyama-Scoot Henderson rematch
(Updates will be provided here when the game tips off.)
What channel is G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 on?
- TV channel: ESPN2
- Live stream: NBA app
Thursday’s game will air on ESPN2. Fans looking to stream the G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 game can watch it by downloading the new NBA app.
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G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 start time
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 6
- Time: 3 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. PT
G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 will tip off around 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. The game will be held at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev.
Victor Wembanyama scouting report
The Sporting News’ Scott Rafferty explained why Wembanyama is the No. 1 pick in nearly every available mock draft:
Offensively, Wembanyama has drawn comparisons to Wizards forward Kristaps Porzingis for his ability to stretch the floor at a high level as a 7-footer. While the numbers aren’t there yet, keep in mind that he’s only a teenager. Also, he sure looks the part of a shooter. Not only is he capable of spotting up and picking-and-popping, but he can operate off of screens like a wing. …
Wembanyama does more traditional big man things as well. He’s a legitimate lob threat, he’s flashed some potential playing out of the post and he’s already a big-time rim protector. One more player Wembanyama has been compared to: Jazz star and fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year who will go down as one of the most dominant defenders in NBA history. Wembanyama is a massive presence around the basket, and he’s agile enough to step out to the perimeter. …
Put it all together — the size, length, shooting, handle, defensive chops, fluidity — and it’s no wonder why people are losing their minds over Wembanyama. The icing on the cake is he won’t turn 19 years old until January, so he’s only scratching the surface of his potential.
Scoot Henderson scouting report
The Sporting News’ Kyle Irving has the breakdown on Henderson:
With solid size, strength and length at 6-2, 195 pounds with a reported 6-9 wingspan, Henderson already looks the part of a combo guard at the NBA level. The first thing you’ll notice is his explosiveness as an athlete. He takes no time to accelerate before rising up and attacking the basket with aggression. Henderson is at his best when he gets downhill, using his speed and strong frame to absorb contact, shed off defenders and finish at the rim — which is by far the most impressive aspect of his game. …
Henderson’s pull-up game is deadly — and far more advanced than a typical prospect. Not only does he have a smooth shooting stroke and high release, but he’s able to stop on a dime. …
On the other side of the ball, Henderson still has a ways to go. He has the tools to be a disruptive and physical perimeter defender, but we haven’t seen it come to fruition just yet.