French basketball player’s intriguing name makes the internet rounds

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As the G League Ignite team faced Frances Metropolitans 92 on Tuesday, two players who could be among the top picks in the next draft, Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, were exposed to the American basketball community.

NBA fans focused on Steeve Ho You Fat, a French basketball player, as Wembanyama scored 37 points and Henderson added 28 points. The power forward became popular right away.

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Steeve Ho You Fat, of Boulogne Metropolitans 92, warms up during the EuroCup Basketball match between Partizan Nis Belgrade and Boulogne Metropolitans 92 at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall on March 16, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Ho You Fat, a French Guiana native who was born in Cayenne, has been playing basketball professionally since 2008. He has previously suited up for the following teams: Chorale Roanne Basket, BC Orchie, Cholet Basket, Olympique Antibes, ALM Evreux Basket, Rouen Metropole Basket, ALM Evreux Basket, and Metropolitans 92.

Ho You Fat is playing for the Metropolitans for the second time in his career. He had a 3.2 point and 1.9 rebound average the previous year.

Ho You Fat made a statement about his quick ascent to online popularity on Instagram as he went viral.
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Steeve Ho You Fat, of Boulogne Metropolitans 92, warms up during the EuroCup Basketball match between Partizan Nis Belgrade and Boulogne Metropolitans 92 at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall on March 16, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.

He posted on his Instagram Stories, “Looks like they really want that shirt.”

Wembanyama, a center with 7 feet 2 inches, is expected to go first overall in the upcoming draft. In addition to his 37 points, he had five blocks, four rebounds, and seven three-pointers.

Before the game, the player told The Associated Press, “I’m going to tell you something that’s been going on in my life, like for my whole life, since I was a kid, even before I played basketball.” “I’ve always made an effort to do things differently. Whatever, I’m not even bringing up sports. I constantly want to be unique, one of a kind, and something that has never been done before in any industry. And in my life, things really went like way. I’m not sure how it got there. I believe that I was born with it. I’ve always made an effort to be unique. The word is distinctive.”

Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92's Victor Wembanyama, center, guards NBA G League Ignite's Scoot Henderson, right, during the first half of an exhibition basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Henderson, Nevada.

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