Victor Wembanyama stats, highlights: Spurs rookie shines as defender, passer in Summer League debut vs. Hornets

The Victor Wembanyama era has begun.

In front of a sellout crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center, Wembanyama made his NBA debut as his Spurs took on No. 2 overall seed Brandon Miller and the Hornets at the NBA 2K24 Summer League in Las Vegas.

Pregame hype and anticipation reached unprecedented levels as fans were on the edge of their seats to catch a glimpse of the French phenom. It wasn’t exactly a remarkable night for Wembanyama offensively, as he finished with just nine points on 2-of-13 shooting from the field, but the 19-year-old pulled down eight boards, blocked five shots and dished out some impressive assists.

Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Wembanyama’s Summer League debut. Repeat the entire action below.

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Spurs vs. Hornet’s score

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Spurs 15 23 20 18 76
Hornets 12 14 19 23 68

Victor Wembanyama livescore, stats, highlights from Summer League debut in Spurs vs. Hornets in Las Vegas

Victor Wembanyama statistics

9 PTS (2-13 FG, 1-6 3FG, 4-4 FT), 8 REB, 5 BLK, 2 AST

Final: Spurs 76, Hornets 68

23:10 – It’s a wrap at Thomas & Mack. Victor Wembanyama and Spurs move to 1-0 with an eight-point win over the Hornets.

Wembanyama finished with just nine points on 2-of-13 shooting. The Spurs were led by 20 points from Julian Champagnie, while Malaki Branham added 17 points in the game.

For Charlotte, Brandon Miller had a team-high 16 points but shot just 5-of-15 from the field.

23:04 — Boom.

Victor Wembanyama drains his first 3-pointer of the night and it comes as an opportunity for a 4-point play. Wembanyama is up eight points and is now 2-of-11 from the field and 1-of-6 from distance.

He can bring his total to nine points with a free throw after the break.

23:02 — Victor Wembanyama checks in again with just four minutes remaining in regulation.

Whether it’s for the rest of the game or one last spurt, we’ll see how much longer Wembanyama stays on the floor.

22:53 — Victor Wembanyama goes back to the bench but still hasn’t been able to get things going offensively. He has just five points and is now 1-of-9 from the field.

However, he has made his impact felt by pulling down seven rebounds and blocking five shots in 23 minutes.

End of third quarter: Spurs 58, Hornets 45

22:47 — Three quarters down, one to go. San Antonio leads by 13.

Victor Wembanyama didn’t attempt a shot in the third and sits at five points on 1-of-7 shooting. He has added seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

Malaki Branham (14), Julian Champagnie (14), Blake Wesley (11) and Dominick Barlow (10) are the four Spurs in double figures.

Brandon Miller is 3-of-12 from the field, but leads the Hornets with 11 points and also has eight rebounds.

22:40 – The third quarter is winding down and the Hornets are trying to stay in it.

San Antonio leads by 10 with under three minutes left in the third.

Victor Wembanyama will check in in the final few minutes of the frame and will look to add to his stat line for the night as he helps San Antonio extend its lead once again.

22:30 – A real welcome to the NBA moment for Victor Wembanyama.

Hornets forward Kai Jones rose for a pretty incredible alley-oop finish over the outstretched arms of a leaping Wembanyama.

22:28 — As we approach the midway point of the third quarter, Victor Wembanyama has not added to his point tally but continues to collect rebounds.

He has seven boards to go along with his five points, three blocks and two assists. Wembanyama is yet to attempt a shot in the second half, but Spurs’ lead has increased to 16 points.

Halftime: Spurs 38, Hornets 26

22:12 — One half is in the books and San Antonio has a 12 point lead.

Victor Wembanyama hasn’t gotten it off the court, but has five points, five rebounds, three blocks and an assist in 13 minutes of action. Defensively, he has blocked three shots, including a 3-point attempt.

22:09 — Victor Wembanyama is up to five points on the night after draining two more free throws.

In addition to his scoring, he has five boards and three blocks.

San Antonio clings to a double-digit lead as the half draws to a close.

22:04 — As the first half ends, Victor Wembanyama will check in for the final few minutes.

There is a timeout on the floor, but 2:26 is left in the half.

21:55 — Victor Wembanyama checks out again midway through the second quarter.

He hasn’t added any more points to his tally yet, but his basketball IQ has been on full display and he’s grabbed a few more rebounds.

End of first quarter: Spurs 15, Hornets 12

21:44 — Quarter time is in the books and Spurs have a three point lead. Victor Wembanyama has three points, three rebounds, one assist and one block.

On the other side of things, Brandon Miller leads all scorers with six points, draining two 3-pointers early.

21:40 — Victor Wembanyama has checked in again for the second sprint of the night.

It didn’t result in a made basket, but he has turned several heads with another impressive drive that leads to a pass to Sidy Cissoko.

21:32 — After the first timeout of the game, Wembanyama gets his first break of the night. He takes the bench with three points, two rebounds, an assist and a block to his name.

21:30 – The moment is here, and after missing his first two field goal attempts – one of which was a dunk – Wembanyama gets on the board with an and-one finish in the post. Wembanyama also converted the free kick.

In addition to his first bucket, Wembanyama already blocked a shot and pushed the ball in transition to set up a teammate for the first assist of the night.


21.00 – The expectation is growing.

San Antonio and Charlotte wait to speak as the game between the Trail Blazers and Rockets comes to a close.

After the Spurs and Hornets get some time to warm up, they take the floor for the main event.

20:32 — The time is almost here. Victor Wembanyama and the Spurs have arrived at the Thomas & Mack Center, which is already filling up.

What channel is Spurs vs. Hornets on?

  • Date: Friday, July 7
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Direct coverage: Sling TV

Spurs vs. The Hornets air on ESPN. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling TV.

Fans in the US can watch NBA Summer League games on Sling TV. You can watch top draft picks make their Summer League debut and stream the sports you love starting at just $15 in your first month with Sling Orange.

What time is Spurs vs. Hornets tonight?

  • Date: Friday, July 7
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET | 6 p.m. PT

Spurs vs. The Hornets give notice around 9 p.m. ET on Friday, July 7. The match will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Spurs’ NBA Summer League schedule

Here is the Spurs’ complete schedule for the Las Vegas Summer League:

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV channel
July 7 vs. Hornets 21.00 ESPN
July 9 vs. Trail Blazers 8 p.m ESPN2
July 11 vs. sorcerers 10:30 p.m NBA TV
July 14 vs. stamps 20:30 NBA TV

Spurs’ NBA Summer League roster

Here is the Spurs’ complete roster for the Las Vegas Summer League:

sweater no. Player
1 Victor Wembanyama
5 Justin Kier
11 Sir’Jabari rice
14 Blake Wesley
15 Chaundee Brown
16 Erik Stevenson
18 Sadik pretty much
22 Great Branham
25 Sidy Cissoko
26 Dominick Barlow
27 Charles of Bedia
29 Logan Johnson
30 Julian Champagne
34 Justin Gorham
36 Seth Miller
42 Josh Carlton
46 Javante McCoy

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