Wembanyama vs Scoot Henderson: How to watch, stream, time, what to know

Victor Wembanyama trains prior to the Euroleague basketball match (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images)
Victor Wembanyama trains prior to the Euroleague basketball match (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images) /

The clash of 2023’s most highly touted prospects will commence on October 4 live from Henderson, NV as Parisian sensation Victor Wembanyama of Metropolitans 92 visits the states to face high-flyer Scoot Henderson and the G League Ignite. Even with NBA Preseason in full swing, basketball fans from around the globe will be glued to their televisions for a chance to see these two powerhouses of the 2023 NBA Draft class compete.

Wembanyama is a 7-foot-4 goliath with three-level scoring upside and ‘superstar’ written across his forehead in big, bold numbers. He’s already playing professionally against competition across Europe with the basketball club whose President is Spurs legend Boris Diaw. This will be one of the bigger challenges of his young career with the spotlight of the world shining down on him.

Although the same can be said of Scoot Henderson, the 6-foot-4 prodigy whose blend of dexterity, verticality and shot creation make him a truly special prospect. On a team with four other players who were drafted to the NBA last season, it was Scoot who stood out above the rest of the pack. Tuning into this massive event is easier than ever for the basketball junkies trying to get a glimpse at the stars of tomorrow.

Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson
G League Ignite guard Scoot Henderson (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports) /

What time is the Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson showdown?

Luckily for basketball fans, there are two exhibitions being held. The first meeting is on October 4, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. EST, or 7:00 p.m. PST. They play again on October 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EST, or Noon PST. This way, people across the world will be able to tune in for at least one matchup.

Each of these games will be played at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, NV, which is roughly 15 minutes southeast of Las Vegas proper.

How to watch Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson on television:

There will be two simultaneous broadcasts where you can watch the showdown between G League Ignite and Metropolitans 92. The first is through live coverage on ESPN2 — Please note that live streaming of ESPN2 coverage is not included in ESPN+.

If you don’t already have access to cable, you can a try free trial of fuboTV.

How to stream Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson online:

The game is also going to be available via the NBA App, which has recently been revamped through a partnership between the league and Microsoft. Recently, the league also decided to completely transform its options for the NBA League Pass streaming platform, which will have both showdowns and thousands of games throughout the season.

Otherwise, fuboTV will be the way to go here as well.

Predictions for Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson:

Each of these players knows the stakes on the line in this game. If Scoot Henderson outperforms Wembanyama during the exhibition, the 18-year-old phenom has a chance to sneak into the top of some people’s 2023 NBA Draft boards. But for Wembanyama, the game is more of a chance to prove that the hype is real and that he’s not just leaving his mark on European basketball.

With that in mind, it should be a huge spotlight for both players who I’d expect to perform well. However, neither of these teams has exclusively funneled their game through either of these elite prospects in the past. Expect to see other players stepping up around them to grasp the chance at performing on such a highly-populized scale.

While the Ignite has more potential, Metropolitans 92 is a professional basketball team already. I’d expect the Parisian team to seize the day and come out victorious in the first meeting. However, that won’t come lightly for the youngsters of the G League Ignite, who I’d expect to even up the series in Game Two on Thursday.

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Nonetheless, this is going to be the event of the year for everyone who loves the NBA Draft.