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French basketball sensation Victor Wembanyama, often hailed as the most anticipated young talent since LeBron James, is setting his sights on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Despite skipping the FIBA World Cup in 2023 to focus on his debut NBA season with the San Antonio Spurs, Wembanyama expressed a strong desire to represent France on the grand stage of the Olympics.

Reflecting on his decision to miss the World Cup, Wembanyama stated, “I wanted to play — I want to play every time I can represent my country. But the thing is, the math is, I want to be there for the next 15 years, not just one summer. So we needed to be smart,” as reported by Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

When questioned about the Paris 2024 Olympics, he affirmed, “This is the big, big event of French basketball. And I said I want to play every time. So, yes, if I’m selected, if I’m available, I want to play.”

The 7-foot-4 prodigy has been making waves in his debut NBA season, showcasing impressive stats with an average of 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in just under 29 minutes per game.