Wembanyama, even with eyes always on him, seems unfazed

  • Boulogne-Levallois’ Victor Wembanyama celebrates after his team won 84-83 during the Betclic Elite basketball match Boulogne-Levallois against Lyon-Villeurbanne at the Marcel Cerdan stadium in Levallois, Jan. 9, outside Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • France's Victor Wembanyama, right, and former player Ben Wallace pose prior to the NBA basketball game between Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons at the Accor Arena in Paris, Thursday. The 19-year-old, the best player in France, is the presumed No. 1 pick in the NBA draft later this year, the leading scorer and rebounder in his homeland's top pro league. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS — It was a maze of people, all crammed into about a three-foot-wide space separating the courtside seats at Accor Arena in Paris from the playing floor. Everyone wanted pretty much the same thing, a look at a French teenager who is the talk of the basketball world. They held up their phones for pictures as he walked down the sideline, outstretched their hands for greetings, most of them talking or shouting at once.