Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson put on a show in G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 matchup: Stats, highlights and results

Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson put on a show in G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 matchup: Stats, highlights and results

NBA executives and scouts flocked to Nevada to watch two of the top NBA Draft prospects in the Class of 2023 and they didn’t disappoint.

The much-anticipated matchup between Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama more than lived up to the hype with both prospects showcasing their elite talent as the G League Ignite held on for a 122-115 win over Metropolitans 92. 

Henderson finished with 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting, adding nine assists and five rebounds, while Wembanyama poured in a game-high 37 points on 11-of-20 shooting and 7-of-11 from three, adding four rebounds and five blocks.

Wembanyama and Henderson are sitting at the top of the vast majority of NBA Mock Draft boards and tonight they showed us exactly why.

The Sporting News tracked all the action and we’ve got you covered with all the live updates, stats and highlights from tonight’s matchup.

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G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 score

G League Ignite30412031122
Metropolitans 9224283627115

G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 live updates, highlights from Victor Wembanyama-Scoot Henderson matchup

FINAL: Ignite 122, Mets 115

That’s a wrap for tonight’s contest as Scoot Henderson leads the Ignite to victory with 28 points. Victor Wembenyama finished with a game-high 37 points.

12:21 a.m. — Wembanyama attempts the steal on Henderson on the perimeter, but he’s called for the foul. Mets challenge the call and he avoids his sixth foul. He remains in the game.

12:19 a.m. — Make that two blocks from Wembanyama on Henderson. He swats the mid-range jumper and then drains the three at the other end to cut it to three points. 

12:17 p.m. — The star prospects are leaving it all out there tonight. Wembanyama leads the game with 34 points, while Henderson has 27 points. Ignite lead 117-115.

12:14 a.m. — WEMBANYAMA!

Scoot Henderson tried to punch it home over Wembanyama, but the Frenchman had other ideas!

His defensive potential is limitless.

12:06 a.m. — Great sequence from Henderson, playing strong defense on the perimeter to contest the three and then takes it down the other end, executing the pick-and-roll for an easy bucket for Efe Abogidi.

12:03 a.m. — Big triple from Mojave King!

12:00 a.m. — Wembanyama checks back into the game with 9:20 to play. Note: he’s got four fouls. 

11:58 p.m. — Yes….that’s his name.

11:56 p.m. — Metropolitans 92 takes a fourth-quarter lead 95-93. We’ve got a big finish coming up here.

End of third quarter: Ignite 91, Mets 88

11:53 p.m. — Mets 92 outscore the Ignite by 16 points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to just three points. 

Wembanyama found his rhythm from the 3-point line and now has a game-high 26 points.

11:40 p.m. — Here comes Wembaynama!

He’s looking much more comfortable offensively in the second half, operating out of the post and putting the ball on the floor. His jump shot is near-unguardable with the high release point. Wow. Ignite lead 85-80.

11:38 p.m. — Scoot got game!

11:37 p.m. — Metropolitans 92 open the third period on a 23-9 run to cut the deficit to just five points midway through the third. Ignite lead 80-75.

11:27 p.m. — Wembanyama starts the second half with a bang, knocking down back-to-back threes.

He’s up to 15 points on 3-of-4 from deep.

Half-time: Ignite 71, Mets 52

The Ignite finish the half in style to take a 19-point lead. Scoot Henderson leads the way with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, while Hugo Besson has 18 for Mets. 

11:04 p.m. — Aubrey Dawkins closes the half with an emphatic alley-oop finish. Sheesh!

10:54 p.m. — Donovan Mitchell likes what he sees.

10:50 p.m. — The Ignite’s transition game is causing problems for Mets, getting the ball down court in a hurry for some easy looks at the rim. Naturally, it’s much easier to score when Wembanyama isn’t waiting at the rim. 

10:43 p.m. — Hugo Besson, the No. 58 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, buries the triple to cut the lead back to single digits. Ignite lead 42-34.

10:40 p.m. — Henderson showing off the full offensive arsenal early in this one. His ability to create space off the dribble is already elite. He leads all scorers with 16 points. 

10:34 p.m. — SHOWTIME SCOOT!

Henderson gets out in the open floor and rocks the rim!

10:30 p.m. — WNBA and FIBA World Cup champs A’Ja Wilson and Chelsea Gray are in the building.

End of first quarter: Ignite 30, Mets 24

10:25 p.m. — Ja Morant is a fan.

10:20 p.m. — Victor and Scoot aren’t shying away from the occasion as they trade buckets early in the contest. 

10:10 p.m. — Scoot Henderson has been aggressive to start the first quarter, looking for his shot and attacking the basket. Ignite lead 15-11.

10:08 p.m. — Wembanyama shows off his length and athleticism from the jump, coming across from the weakside for the big rejection. 

10:07 p.m. — Just your typical 7-foot-3 point guard!

10:05 p.m. — And we’re underway as Scoot Henderson gets the first bucket of the game. 


9:30 p.m. — Nearly tip-off time!

9:14 p.m. — Victor is in the house!

9:10 p.m. — Scoot and the Ignite make their way to the arena.

What channel is G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 on?

  • TV channel: ESPN2
  • Live stream: NBA app 

Tuesday night’s game will air on ESPN2, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Fans looking to stream the G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 game can watch it by downloading the new NBA app.

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G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 start time

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • Time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT

G League Ignite vs. Metropolitans 92 will tip off around 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The game will be held at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev.

Victor Wembanyama scouting report

The Sporting News’ Scott Rafferty explained why Wembanyama is the No. 1 pick in nearly every available mock draft:

Offensively, Wembanyama has drawn comparisons to Wizards forward Kristaps Porzingis for his ability to stretch the floor at a high level as a 7-footer. While the numbers aren’t there yet, keep in mind that he’s only a teenager. Also, he sure looks the part of a shooter. Not only is he capable of spotting up and picking-and-popping, but he can operate off of screens like a wing. …

Wembanyama does more traditional big man things as well. He’s a legitimate lob threat, he’s flashed some potential playing out of the post and he’s already a big-time rim protector. One more player Wembanyama has been compared to: Jazz star and fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year who will go down as one of the most dominant defenders in NBA history. Wembanyama is a massive presence around the basket, and he’s agile enough to step out to the perimeter. …

Put it all together — the size, length, shooting, handle, defensive chops, fluidity — and it’s no wonder why people are losing their minds over Wembanyama. The icing on the cake is he won’t turn 19 years old until January, so he’s only scratching the surface of his potential.

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Scoot Henderson scouting report

The Sporting News’ Kyle Irving has the breakdown on Henderson:

With solid size, strength and length at 6-2, 195 pounds with a reported 6-9 wingspan, Henderson already looks the part of a combo guard at the NBA level. The first thing you’ll notice is his explosiveness as an athlete. He takes no time to accelerate before rising up and attacking the basket with aggression. Henderson is at his best when he gets downhill, using his speed and strong frame to absorb contact, shed off defenders and finish at the rim — which is by far the most impressive aspect of his game. …

Henderson’s pull-up game is deadly — and far more advanced than a typical prospect. Not only does he have a smooth shooting stroke and high release, but he’s able to stop on a dime. …

On the other side of the ball, Henderson still has a ways to go. He has the tools to be a disruptive and physical perimeter defender, but we haven’t seen it come to fruition just yet.

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