Source: Top NBA draft prospect to play 2 in Vegas

by Gordon Dixon - Projected No. 1 NBA draft pick Victor Wembanyama will travel to Las Vegas next month for a pair of highly anticipated games matching up with projected No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony on Tuesday.

Victor Wembanyama, projected No. 1 pick in the 2023 NBA draft, will match up against another star prospect, Scoot Henderson, in Nevada exhibitions, source says 5:27 PM ET Jonathan GivonyESPN Close Projected No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama will travel to Las Vegas next month for a pair of highly anticipated games matching up with projected No. 2 pick Scoot Henderson, a source told ESPN. Metropolitans 92 from Paris will take on G League Ignite on Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 in a pair of exhibition games in Henderson, Nevada. The games are expected to be broadcasted on the ESPN family of networks, the source said. The 18-year old Wembanyama, who recently measured 7-foot-4 barefoot with an 8-foot wingspan, has wowed NBA executives for the past three years with his exceptional combination of fluidity, perimeter skill, shot-blocking instincts and feel for the game, has cemented himself as the likely No. 1 pick, barring a major surprise. He was named French LNB Pro A Best Young Player two years in a row and made his Euroleague debut last season. Editor's Picks PG Henderson first junior to sign with G League 1y Jonathan Givony 2023 NBA mock draft: Gearing up for next summer's Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes 122d Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz Sources: Wembanyama changing teams in France 68d Jonathan Givony 2 Related He will match up with his stiffest competition for the top spot in the 2023, Henderson, an electric 6-3 point guard who is entering his second season with Ignite. Henderson has a prototypical frame, a 6-9 wingspan and explosiveness operating in the open court, playing off hesitation moves and finishing downhill drives above the rim, often in highlight-reel fashion. This will be his best chance to show a huge number of NBA executives expected to assemble for these games that he's worthy of consideration at No. 1, over Wembanyama. Henderson is one of three players currently projected as first-round picks on G League Ignite's roster. He'll be joined by Canadian wing Leonard Miller and French guard Sidy Cissoko, the No. 19 and 23 picks in ESPN's latest projections. Potential draft picks Mojave King from Australia and Efe Abogidi from Nigeria are also slated to participate. For the first time ever, Ignite will play a full 50-game G League schedule, making them eligible to compete for a championship in the 2022-23 season. Their season officially starts November 4th at their new home arena, the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada. Metropolitans 92's season starts later this month with three games slated for September 23rd, 27th and 30th before the team travels to United States for a week of training and exhibition games in Nevada.