Victor Wembanyama Becomes First NBA Rookie with 5+ 3-Pointers, 5+ Blocks in a Game

    ‣ Victor Wembanyama became the first rookie in NBA history to record at least five 3-pointers and five blocks in a single game, showcasing his unique skill set in a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
    ‣ Wembanyama has been performing at a historic level, becoming the first player to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks over a seven-game span since David Robinson in 1994, and setting a rookie record for scoring consistency not seen since Shaquille O’Neal in 1992-93.
    ‣ Despite the San Antonio Spurs‘ challenging season, Wembanyama’s individual achievements, including leading the league in blocks and ranking highly in several other statistical categories, have made him a standout player and the front-runner for NBA Rookie of the Year.


Victor Wembanyama, the San Antonio Spurs’ towering forward/center, made history last Thursday night. In a stunning 132-118 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, he became the first rookie ever to nail at least five 3-pointers and block five shots in a single game. Standing at 7-foot-4, Wembanyama’s performance was nothing short of spectacular. He racked up 28 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out seven assists, snagged two steals, and blocked five shots, all in just 32 minutes of play. His shooting was on point, hitting 9-of-17 from the field and an impressive 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Now, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the NBA Rookie of the Year race, you’ll know Wembanyama’s still leading the pack. Despite fierce competition, betting sites are favoring him over the likes of Chet Holmgren and Brandon Miller. It’s like, everyone’s watching this kid, wondering what he’ll do next.

Oh, and get this—Justin Kubatko tweeted about Wembanyama’s fiery performance, highlighting his stats in a way that makes you wanna double-check they’re real. But they are. This rookie’s not just playing; he’s rewriting the record books. He logged his 31st career double-double and played the entire fourth quarter. Plus, he’s the first NBA player to post at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, five blocks, and five 3-pointers in a game. Talk about setting the bar high.

Wembanyama himself said it’s all about the mental game. He mentioned Kobe Bryant’s philosophy on winning games—taking those big shots because, in the heat of the moment, fouls are the last thing on anyone’s mind. It’s not just about physical prowess; it’s a mental battle, especially on offense.

Now, let’s talk records. Wembanyama’s been on a tear, averaging 23.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 5.3 blocks over his last seven games. He’s the first to average over 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks in a seven-game span since David Robinson back in ’94. And his scoring streak? At least 15 points in 29 straight games, the longest by a rookie since Shaq in ’92-’93.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can’t hide his admiration. He praised Wembanyama’s fearlessness and willingness to take crucial shots without worrying about missing. It’s that kind of confidence that makes a player stand out.

Through 54 games, Wembanyama’s stats are eye-popping: 20.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals, and an NBA-leading 3.3 blocks per game. He’s shooting 46.7% from the field, 32.7% from 3-point range, and 81.4% from the free-throw line. Not to mention, he leads the league with 180 blocks and ranks impressively in rebounds, steals, usage percentage, and block percentage.

As the Spurs gear up to host the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night, all eyes will be on Wembanyama. Can he continue his historic rookie campaign? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: he’s already left an indelible mark on the league.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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