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San Antonio Spurs win NBA draft lottery, right to draft Victor Wembanyama

The San Antonio Spurs have won the NBA draft lottery and the right to select French super-prospect Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft.

The Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets and the Detroit Pistons round out the top five.

The Pistons, Rockets and Spurs were tied with the best odds to land the top pick at 14%, followed by the Charlotte Hornets (12%) and Portland Trail Blazers (10.5%).

Wembanyama, 19, is perhaps the most hyped NBA prospect since LeBron James in 2003. At 7-foot-5, he is considered a generational talent with all the tools, including the ability to create his shot off the dribble, shoot step-back 3s and use his 8-foot wingspan to protect the rim.

Other coveted prospects in the 2023 draft include Alabama’s Brandon Miller and G League Ignite’s Scoot Henderson.

The full 2023 draft lottery order:

1. San Antonio Spurs

2. Charlotte Hornets

3. Portland Trail Blazers

4. Houston Rockets

5. Detroit Pistons

6. Orlando Magic

7. Indiana Pacers

8. Washington Wizards

9. Utah Jazz

10. Dallas Mavericks

11. Orlando Magic

12. Oklahoma City Thunder

13. Toronto Raptors

14. New Orleans Pelicans



This story originally appeared on ESPN

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