Duke basketball: NBA Draft top prospect makes JJ Redick look tiny

Duke basketball guard JJ Redick (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guard JJ Redick (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball superstar JJ Redick looked pedestrian next to the top NBA prospect. 

The entire basketball community is obsessed over top NBA Draft prospect Victor Wembanyama, and deservedly so, but Duke basketball all-timer JJ Redick got an unique perspective of the No. 1 overall pick.

Wembanyama joined Redick on his podcast, The Old Man & The Three, and before things wrapped up during their interview the two had to take a picture to document the height of the most anticipated prospect since LeBron James.

Victor Wembanyama, listed at 7-foot-2, towered over the former Blue Devil making him look pedestrian.

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For reference, JJ Redick is 6-foot-4. Taller than the average human and was never considered as a short player during his NBA career but failed to reach Wembanyama’s shoulders.

Redick explained on ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday morning that the tallest player he played with in the NBA is Boban Marjanovic, who is listed at 7-foot-4, but the veteran claimed that he at least reached the shoulders of Marjanovic, unlike Wembanyama.

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Victor Wembanyama has been getting the full New York City experience since arriving from France as not only did he join JJ Redick’s podcast on Tuesday but also rode the subway for the first time and threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the New York Yankees game.

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The height difference between Wembanyama and Redick was not the most staggering thing to look at as the future San Antonio Spur devoured a baseball with the size of his hands.

The NBA Draft begins on Thursday, June 22 (8:00p.m. ET, ESPN and ABC) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as Duke prospects Dereck Lively and Dariq Whitehead both appear primed to be selected in the first round.

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