Who is the greatest prospect in history at age 19?

Today Victor Wembanyama celebrates his 19th birthday. And today is the day many more players celebrated their 19th birthday. You know the guy who doesn’t understand the concept of birthday. Here’s a little incomplete list of the best prospects in history at age 19. What are they doing? Where are they? Do they swing 3-pointers on one foot?

ONLY the season in which a player turns 19 is considered.

LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers

Season of his 19 years: 20.9 points on 42% shooting including 29% from 3-pointers, 5.7 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.6 interceptions in 79 NBA games

A great little name, not a big career after all, but a 19th birthday was celebrated on December 30, 2003… throughout his rookie season with the Cavaliers. We talked about him – before and after his draft – as THE pen that will write the future of the NBA. The fundamentals worked well, a driving capacity like a dragster, a shoot to be perfected but correct mechanics: hello to the big teenager with no weak points. Arguably the greatest prospect of all time. Absolutely everything was there. The hype. Words. The gestures. The decor and the storytelling. Just a kid from Akron. It’s hard to do better, even if you live in Levallois.

Luka Doncic – Real Madrid

19-year-old season: 12.8 points and 46% shooting including 28% from 3-pointers, 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 17 ratings in 28 Liga Endesa games

Arthur Rimbaud is said to have written his first poem at the age of seven, Luka Doncic is already at work at the age of 19. Statistics have witnessed a massive impact on Casa Blanca, and the CV of a man who does everything faster than anyone else. A small video published on the channel of real Madrid on Slovenian’s 18th birthday we almost had tears in our eyes. We had the impression that we are called Pedro and have lived in Gran Via since 2003. We leave you the highlights of one of the greatest prospects the EuroLeague has ever seen. Amazing technicality. There too the storytelling is not confusing.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – UCLA

19-year-old season: 29 points on 67% shooting and 15.5 rebounds in 30 NCAA games

We don’t have cameras or special correspondents to bring you back the noises in the hallway back then, so we’re really going to invent everything. In 1963, at the age of 16, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar participated in a street fight in which he scored 85 points in 17 minutes of play. In the other camp, a certain… “Kevin Knox Sr.”. The father of the non-All-Star winger plays in the neighborhood and has made a habit of going to the playground every Sunday. After the debacle against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, he’ll confess to the C set you don’t have “I didn’t see that” and his whole team was surprised “if KAJ doesn’t have pieces of Swiss cheese in his pockets”. A superstition from the 1960s suggested that pieces of Swiss cheese increased shooting percentages. Later, after the reconstruction of the Togolese public service scene, it was revealed that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s pockets were empty. The performance is even more impressive.

Ralph Sampson–Virginia Cavaliers

19-year-old season: 14.9 points on 55% shooting, 11.2 rebounds and 4.6 blocks in 34 NCAA games

Ralph Sampson, aka the control tower on stilts or the clay-kneed giant, is a huge hope. He never had the expected career. At least not in the NBA. The March Madness 81 ? First Final Four in Virginia Cavaliers history thanks to Sampson and his piglet season. For a long time, all the responsibilities of the world were placed on his back. It must be said that at the time, an internal 2m24 as mobile, able to draw in the middle distance as to release a ball when the spaces allow it, forces the investment of the personnel surrounding it. Give him everything: the balls, the rebounds, the final shots. This guy can win you one on one post up. And if he manages to develop his game from the basket? Victor Wembanyama before time. We wish the French prospect better… “luck” as far as injuries are concerned.

Zion Williamson–Duke

19-year-old season: 22.5 points on 58% shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24 NCAA games

The man breaks his shoe and lowers the market value of a company, i.e. the scope of the prospect. Before he was drafted in 2019, the big question was whether he would be the best prospect of all time ahead of LeBron James. “Yes but TrashTalk, with Victor Wembanyama now, we are talking a lot about a player who is probably the best prospect, right? “. Basketball is changing, more and more young people can run like antelopes when they measure 2m37, but Zion Williamson is one of those potential buffaloes who can… do everything on the parquet floor. The little fat is doped with Gatorade that we saw typing 360° with 13 brooms. A successful Julian Newman.

Shaquille O’Neal – LSU

19-year-old season: 27.6 points on 63% shooting, 14.7 rebounds and 5 blocks in 28 NCAA games

The stat line speaks for itself, LSU’s version of Shaquille O’Neal is a monster of dominance. Bigger, heavier, more mobile and well well well (x18) more athletic than its vis-à-vis average. A precious stone to polish. Most impressive? His offensive palette. Full of moving geniuses not usually intended for such massive interiors. Whipped creams are great. The “I push you and then I crush you” is working fine. It remains to be seen what this beautiful baby will do at the highest level, but in the NCAA, more than one “big yes” it is a knee to the ground and the bread of this day.

Honorable mentions: Tim Duncan, Greg Oden, Allen Iverson, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Davis.

This is a completely subjective list of the greatest prospects of all time at the age of 19. We could have extended the honorable mentions and added Michael Beasley or Michael Jordan, whichever you prefer, but life has an end all. Well, we have no more arguments.

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