Meeting Eve Wembanyama: The Rising Star Who Stole the Show at the NBA Draft

On the electrifying night of the NBA Draft, all eyes were on Victor Wembanyama as he made history by being selected first overall by the San Antonio Spurs.

But amidst the glitz and glamour of the ceremony in Brooklyn, New York, it was Victor’s sister, Eve Wembanyama, who captured the hearts of NBA fans worldwide.

Standing at an impressive 6 feet 1 inch tall, Eve joined her towering 7-foot-4 brother on stage, instantly becoming a sensation on social media.

With one fan dubbing her “the real No.1 pick,” Eve’s presence added an extra spark to the already historic event.

Eve Wembanyama (second left) accompanied her brother Victor to the 2023 NBA Draft

Born in December 2001, Eve has carved out her own path in basketball, following in the footsteps of her mother, Elodie de Fautereau, a former player and coach.

A former EuroLeague Women’s star, Eve currently showcases her talent for Monaco in the LF2 league, where she consistently delivers impressive performances.

The 21-year-old is also a basketball star back in France

Having represented France at various levels in the 3×3 category, including under-16 and under-20 competitions, Eve has already tasted success, being part of the title-winning Women’s European Challengers team in 2021.

 

She stands 6-foot-1 and currently plays for Monaco in the second tier

Despite her burgeoning basketball career, Eve knows how to enjoy life off the court, as seen in her recent retreat to the French Riviera, where she basked under the sunny skies in a vibrant yellow two-piece ensemble.

 

Eve has also represented France in 3x3 matchesThroughout her whirlwind trip to New York City, Eve graciously shared glimpses of her adventures with her 21,000 Instagram followers.

From exploring iconic landmarks like Times Square to soaking in the breathtaking views from the Top of the Rock, Eve’s excitement was palpable as she exclaimed, “Can’t believe this ain’t a dream.”

 

She stole hearts during the NBA Draft with an emotional message for her brother

As the Wembanyama family, including brother Oscar, gathered in the Big Apple for the draft ceremony, TV cameras couldn’t resist capturing their emotional reaction as Victor’s name was called by the Spurs.

tears of joy, Eve expressed her pride and happiness for her brother and their entire family, affirming that their journey in basketball is nothing short of amazing.

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