10 wildly overlooked aspects of Wembanyama's historic Rookie of the Year season

Rookie of the Year winner Victor Wembanyama had a historic season for the San Antonio Spurs but it was even better than most realize.
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7) Wembanyama's shooting potential.

Although Wembanyama shot below-average from three this season, he displayed significant potential, particularly over the second half of the season. Over his last five games, he hit at least five threes twice while showing off an increasingly deadly weapon.

The hope with Wemby is that he can become a good catch-and-shoot center but it's looking more and more like he can actually create threes for himself. He not only shot a high percentage on pull-up threes but also step-back threes too. 

A rough start shooting from outside and the number of difficult shot attempts contributed to his finishing below league average but not so much so that he doesn't project to be a good shooter going forward. After all, his form looks good; he is much taller than most of the players that guard him, and many opposing big men aren't equipped to defend him away from the basket. 

Factor in that he shot nearly 80% from the line and it is plausible that he could become an efficient high-volume 3-point shooter. If that is the case, then Wembanyama can become a high scorer in the NBA, assuming he further develops his interior scoring to complement his burgeoning perimeter game.