Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama Records Triple-Double With Blocks

Victor Wembanyama with Asvel Villeurbanne in 2022
Victor Wembanyama with Asvel Villeurbanne in 2022. Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (12854839x)

The San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama continues to dazzle the NBA world with performances not seen in decades. In a 122-99 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night, Wembanyama put up a triple-double with points, rebounds, and blocks.

Spending just 29 minutes on the court, Wembanyama finished the contest with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocks, with the latter being his career high. With this, he became the first rookie to record a triple-double with blocks since Hall of Famer and Spurs legend David Robinson, who did it in 1990.

“He did a little bit of everything. Obviously, he’s an all-around talented player,” said San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich after the game. “He had a great feel for the game, and it showed in a variety of ways — whether it’s passing or making decisions, blocking shots, it doesn’t matter.”

The Spurs are currently sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference, with the win over the Raptors being just their 11th in 2023-24. However, they must be quite excited about their future, considering how Wembanyama is playing in his first year in the league.

The 20-year-old Frenchman is currently averaging 20.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists while leading the league with 3.2 blocks per game.