Last season Victor Wembayana came to Las Vegas and played a two game exhibition matchup against the G-League Ignite led by Scoot Henderson. Wembayana made his mark and he showcase himself as the consensus number one overall pick. Now meet Alexandre Sarr the next potential top pick in the 2024 NBA Draft from Toulouse, France.
Sarr is a 7-foot-1 Center who plays for the Perth Wildcats of the Australian National Basketball League. Sarr made his professional debut against the Ignite in a two game series in which he averaged 21.5 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game. In addition, he averaged 6.5 blocks per game in the two game span. He show his athleticism and how explosive he can get to the rim. He show a disruptive force on the defensive side of the ball.
In 2021, Sarr moved to the United States to play for Overtime Elite. He played for the Overtime Elite in 2021-22 seasons and with the YNG Dreamerz for the 2022-23 season. He show flashes on being a prolific scorer and rebounder on the next level. He earned all OTE Honors in his second season.
During his time with OTE he improved on his perimeter game. It was a big help with the coaches who were very well skilled. Also, they had some of the best trainers workings there to help his strength and skills.
Two nights ago Sarr played 27 minutes in which he score 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds against Cairns Taipans in a NBL game. It was a game with many NBA scouts in attendance.
With the NBA Draft being 10 months away and Sarr will have the opportunity to showcase himself to prove that he can be in the race for the number one overall pick. He will be in run with Ron Holland and Matas Buzelis from the G-League Ignite, as well as Justin Edwards from Kentucky. His name won’t have the noise like it did for Victor Wembayana however he will be in the race to see if another player from France be the top overall pick.
Sarr will have the tools to succeed in the NBA. He has the right frame for an NBA Center in today’s game. He has the speed and the leaping ability and is a great shot blocker in the game.