6’10 at Only Age 12, Mohamed Dabone Might Be Shaping Up To Follow Victor Wembanyama

Published 12/24/2023, 6:23 AM EST

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The tallest active NBA player Victor Wembanyama is a generational player. The 19-year-old power forward from Le Chesnay, France is already one of the greatest NBA prospects. However, he is not the only towering baller destroying the basketball rim at a young age. Moving across the Atlantic, there is a 6’10” athlete who is on a mission after he effortlessly conquered the 15-year-old tournament in Spain.

Mohamed Dabone has taken the basketball world by storm with his high-flying dominance in Madrid. The overnight internet sensation is seen as a future NBA star.

The sensational Mohamed Dabone

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Born in Burkina Faso in West Africa, Mohamed Dabone is currently a member of FC Barcelona’s development team. He is currently participating in the U-15 FLL Tournament in Madrid. The wonder kid gave a glimpse of his brilliance against Real Madrid in the Finals. Dabone was the standout performer as his heroics handed the Catalan giants a narrow 61-59 victory over its El-Classico rivals. Apparently, the Finals MVP finished the game with 25 points and 14 rebounds along with blocking 6 shots.

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His athletic abilities combined with his accurate shooting were the highlights of his performance. Moreover, his staggering dunks and extraordinary energy on the court caused nightmares to the opposition. Another fascinating aspect of his game was his expertise in using his height to perfect the blocks.

Ever since his clip from the game has gone viral, people have started calling him the next Victor Wembanyama.

Dabone’s similarity with Victor Wembanyama

The adolescent basketball prodigy, Mohamed Dabone is considered as the next big thing to come from Europe after like Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, his style of play marks a tremendous resemblance to this year’s first overall NBA pick,  Victor Wembamyama. Apart from his height, his movement around the court somehow makes everyone remember the French teenager when he was 14. Dabone is not as skillful as Victor yet. However, in terms of mobility he clearly holds the upper hand.

In addition to this, his desire to go coast to coast all by himself is another detail that links him to the No. 1 of the San Antonio Spurs. Furthermore, just like Wembamyama, he has the potential to control the game being a center as he can protect the rim and can roll hard to the basket efficiently. Also, he has proven that he doesn’t leave any finishing opportunities hanging.

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What does the future hold for Mohamed Dabone?

It is too early to talk about his NBA potential as he will be eligible for a draft in 2030. Nonetheless, Dabone’s talent along with his size and length still provides him with multiple opportunities. After a successful run in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation Tournament, he will participate in the Spanish Regional championships next. Representing the Catalan region, he will be the youngest athlete in this U-16 competition.

Mohamed Dabone is on the road to be a future superstar in the world of professional basketball. Given his talent and skills at such a young age, we won’t be surprised if he becomes the youngest to debut in the Spanish top division. Also, there is no denying that Mohamed will turn into a great athlete in the upcoming days.

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Shahryar Fazal

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