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How Tall is Victor Wembanyama? A Timeline of Wemby’s Height, Growth

Victor Wembanyama was selected with the #1 overall in the 2024 NBA Draft. As with all #1 draft picks, he was chosen due to a combination of his talent, potential, basketball IQ and unique skill set. The difference? The 20-year old French basketball phenom came into the league at 7 foot 3 inches tall with an insane wingspan..  

Usually when a big men over 7 feet tall comes into the league, they are slow of foot, not very athletic and their relative coordination is a challenge. That’s why Wembanyama is so “different,” he displays handles like a guard, can shoot from distance, is a great passer; no shade on 7-4 Zach Edey, but the college player of the year and Purdue big man provides a perfect contrast to Victor; who is more of a modern player above seven feet tall.

How Tall is Victor Wembanyama Anyway?

The Spurs are having a rough year in Wemby’s first year, but keep an eye on future NBA lines for San Antonio. As Victor continues to grow and fill out, the San Antonio Spurs will also grow. There’s no doubt the big man is the future of the league. For the sake of the league, they had better hope he doesn’t have his first growth spurt. Rumored to be up to 7-feet 9-inches, there’s been some confusion about Wembanyama’s height.

That’s because in 2024, Wembanyama was officially listed at 7-foot 4-inches tall on which translates to 2,23 meters. And Wemby barely out of his teenage years, so he may continue getting taller. 

Victor Wembanyama Height Timeline

Can Victor Wembanyama get any taller? To answer that we wanted to look at a chronological reporting of Wemby’s height throughout the years.

Born on January 4, 2004, in Paris, France, Victor Wembanyama’s height measurements as a child are not readily available.

According to Victor himself, he’s been taller than his peers for as long as he can remember. “I never had a growth spurt.” the 18-year old Wembanyama told Basket News. “I was already way, way taller than everyone from my youngest age, like preschool.”  

Not only was he the tallest kid among his friends and teammates, Lil’ Wemby has showed remarkable potential from a young age, attracting attention first because of how he was much taller than the other kids, but then because of his skill. 

One of the first stories that speaks to Wemby’s height was back in 2015. While observing an Under-11 match, Nanterre 92’s Head Coach Michaël Allard was captivated by a figure on the bench whom he initially mistook for an assistant coach. To his surprise, this figure turned out to be none other than 11-year-old Wembanyama himself

According to LifeMeasure, 11 year old boys can be up to 1,56m (or 5’11) on the tall end, so Victor must have been significantly taller than that.

Anyways Allard realized that Victor wasn’t an assistant coach and promptly contacted the technical director of the Under-11 program at the French club to highlight the promising prospect he had unearthed. Wembanyama was enlisted by Nanterre, where he embarked on a journey through the youth ranks, immersing himself in the game and honing his skills with unwavering dedication.

The first reported height of Victor Wembanyama was when in 2018 when he was 14 years old. This report from Eurohopes suggested that he stood at an impressive height of 6-feet-10 inches (2,08m) 

Victor Wembanyama’s Height Through the Years
Year Age Height Meters
2018 14 6-10 2,08m
2019 15 7-2 2,18m
2021 17 7-2 2,18m
2023 19 7-3.5 2,22m
2024 20 7-4 2,3m

One thing we know for sure is that Wembanyama continued to grow taller, but even with his global profile growing, it hasn’t been easy to find his measurements.

In 2018, when Victor Wembanyama was around 14 years old, reports from Eurohopes suggested that he stood at an impressive height of 6-feet-10 inches (2,08 cm). By 2019, Wembanyama’s height had grown another 4 inches when he was measured for the U16 European Championships. At just 15 years old, he was reported to have reached a towering height of 7 feet 2 inches (218 cm) according to this archived FIBA profile for Victor.

According to this cached page from DraftExpress in 2021, Wemby reached a towering height of 7 feet 2 inches (2,18 cm) as a 17 year old. After being drafted in 2023, an article came out that spoke directly to the prodigy’s height. Victor Wembanyama’s exact height officially being listed at 7-foot, 3.5-inches tall (without shoes). A few months later his NBA profile was updated to list him at 7-4.

With rumors already purporting Wembanyama already stands 7-5 (with shoes) which would move him up the list of tallest NBA players ever, we won’t add that until it’s confirmed by the NBA. That likely won’t be until the beginning of next season. As mentioned, given Victor’s age and continued physical development, it’s reasonable to expect that Wembanyama may grow even taller. We’ll update this article when/if he does.

Victor Wembanyama’s journey to the NBA has been nothing short of remarkable. Wembanyama’s height, combined with his skills and maturity, has positioned him as one of the most exciting prospects the NBA has ever seen. As Victor continues to grow, build strength and refine his game, we might be seeing the next generational player.

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