Victor Wembanyama is the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, headed to San Antonio with enormous expectations to become basketball’s newest sensation. The selection of the 19-year-old from France that had been a foregone conclusion for months was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Wembanyama arrives with far more height and hype than most No. 1 picks. Listed at 7-foot-4, he dominated his French league in his final season there, leading all players in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. Brandon Miller of Alabama was the No. 2 pick by the Charlotte Hornets and Scoot Henderson went third to the Portland Trail Blazers.

History was made inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn during the 2023 NBA draft Thursday night when commissioner Adam Silver announced brothers Amen and Ausar Thompson as back-to-back draft picks.

The Houston Rockets selected Amen No. 4 overall, and the Detroit Pistons then drafted Ausar at No. 5. They became the first brothers to be drafted in the top 5 of the same draft since the 1976 ABA-NBA merger, per ESPN Stats & Information.