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Victor Wembanyama Named To 2024 Rising Star Roster

Victor Wembanyama

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The NBA has 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.

2024 Panini Rising Stars player pool

NBA Rookies

  • Bilal Coulibaly (Guard | Washington Wizards)
  • Keyonte George (Guard | Utah Jazz)
  • Jordan Hawkins (Guard | New Orleans Pelicans)
  • Scoot Henderson (Guard | Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Chet Holmgren (Frontcourt | Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • Jaime Jaquez. Jr. (Frontcourt | Miami Heat)
  • Dereck Lively II (Frontcourt | Dallas Mavericks)
  • Brandon Miller (Frontcourt | Charlotte Hornets)
  • Brandin Podziemski (Guard | Golden State Warriors)
  • Cason Wallace (Guard | Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • Victor Wembanyama (Frontcourt | San Antonio Spurs)

NBA Sophomores

  • Paolo Banchero (Frontcourt | Orlando Magic)
  • Dyson Daniels (Guard | New Orleans Pelicans)
  • Jalen Duren (Frontcourt | Detroit Pistons)
  • Jaden Ivey (Guard | Detroit Pistons)
  • Walker Kessler (Frontcourt | Utah Jazz)
  • Bennedict Mathurin (Guard | Indiana Pacers)
  • Keegan Murray (Frontcourt | Sacramento Kings)
  • Shaedon Sharpe (Guard | Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Jabari Smith Jr. (Frontcourt | Houston Rockets)
  • Jalen Williams (Frontcourt | Oklahoma City Thunder)

NBA G League Players

  • Izan Almansa (Frontcourt | G League Ignite)
  • Matas Buzelis (Frontcourt | G League Ignite)
  • Ron Holland (Frontcourt | G League Ignite)
  • Mac McClung (Guard | Osceola Magic)
  • Tyler Smith (Frontcourt | G League Ignite)
  • Oscar Tshiebwe (Frontcourt | Indiana Mad Ants)*
  • Alondes Williams (Guard | Sioux Falls Skyforce)

*Two-Way Player

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