Scoot Henderson believes he must be No. 1 choose in NBA draft
It seems Victor Wembanyama has some competitors to be the No. 1 general draft choose, even when Scoot Henderson is the one one who believes it.
“I feel I’ve the flexibility to go No. 1,” Henderson stated in a Wednesday interview on the NBA Draft Mix in Chicago, in response to The Athletic. “I imagine in myself as any competitor ought to.”
Meaning, from Henderson’s perspective, becoming a member of the Spurs because the No. 1 general choose gained’t be a far-fetched thought main as much as the primary spherical of the draft June 23, even when all experiences level to Wembanyama changing into the newest prospect from France to hitch San Antonio’s franchise.
Throughout his interview in Chicago, Henderson additionally pitched to reporters — and, actually, not directly to the Path Blazers — that he might work alongside Damian Lillard in Portland, that means that the Path Blazers star doesn’t essentially have to request a commerce or be against a younger participant becoming a member of the group.
“I feel I’d work out over there as nicely,” Henderson stated. “I don’t should be ball dominant. When my time comes, I’ll kill.”
The Put up’s Zach Braziller pegged Henderson to the Path Blazers because the No. 3 general choose in his first NBA mock draft following the lottery, with Wembanyama becoming a member of the Spurs and Brandon Miller becoming a member of the Hornets at No. 2 general.
Wembanyama, the 7-foot-4 prospect from France, celebrated the lottery outcomes with household and known as it a “actually particular second I’m going to recollect for the remainder of my life.”
He and the 19-year-old Henderson confronted one another in two October exhibitions between the G League Ignite and the Metropolitans 92 of France, which Wembanyama performed for.
Wembanyama scored 37 factors within the first recreation, connecting on seven 3-pointers whereas additionally blocking 5 pictures and grabbing 4 rebounds.
Then, he added 36 factors within the second exhibition to assist the Metropolitans 92 erase a 16-point deficit to defeat the G League Ignite.
Henderson scored 28 factors within the opener, however he exited early within the second recreation as a precaution after colliding with Wembanyama, in response to the Related Press.
“It’s very, very particular for France,” Metropolitans 92 coach Vincent Collet stated following the exhibitions about Wembanyama and his probability to go No. 1 general. “Not just for France. He has big potential. He’s an enormous expertise.”
With the G League Ignite in 2022-23, Henderson averaged 16.5 factors, 6.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per recreation.