two French guests in the “Green room”, Wembanyama and Coulibaly


The two players from Boulogne-Levallois are part of the 19 privileged who will settle in the famous “Green room” on June 22, in Brooklyn, during the Draft.

Unsurprisingly, Victor Wembanyama will be invited to take his place in the “Green room” on June 22, during the NBA Draft, in Brooklyn. The « Green room » is a space located just in front of the stage from which Adam Silver will call the lucky ones. An invitation does not guarantee a selection in the first round, or a selection at all in fact, but it is rather a (very) good sign, a privilege. For “Wemby”, there was obviously no suspense: at 99.99%, the 19-year-old French prodigy will be selected with the first choice by the San Antonio Spurs. Still, Wembanyama is part of the first batch of players unveiled by ESPN with Brandon Miller, Scoot Henderson, Amen Thompson, Ausar Thompson, Cameron Whitmore, Jarace Walker, Anthony Black, Taylor Hendricks and Gradey Dick.

According to the US media, these players were informed on Sunday. The following, Tuesday. A second salvo in which we find the so-called Cason Wallace, Nick Smith, Derek Lively II, Kobe Bufkin, Jalen Hood-Schifino, Jett Howard, Jordan Hawkins and Keyonte George, but also another young Frenchman, also a member of the Mets , Bilal Coulibaly. Aged 18, the Boulogne-Levallois winger has made a name for himself this season. Revelation. He is announced in the Top 15, or even the Top 10 of the 2023 Draft. Still according to ESPN, four or five other players should be invited to the “Green room”. In the meantime, Wembanyama and Coulibaly are still in contention in the Betclic Elite final against Monaco. Match 3 Thursday, at Roland-Garros.


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