Who is potential No. 1 pick Zaccharie Risacher?

Who is potential No. 1 pick Zaccharie Risacher?
Who is potential No. 1 pick Zaccharie Risacher?

The 2024 NBA Draft lottery is officially behind us and the Atlanta Hawks are just a month and a half away from being on the clock with the first overall selection. Unlike most years, there is no real consensus No. 1 overall pick. The Hawks likely have a lot of work to do before they feel comfortable taking anyone’s first overall.

Sure, there are some contenders like Serbian guard Nikola Topic, UConn standout Donovan Clingan, and Kentucky’s Rob Dillingham, but the favorites seem to be a pair of Frenchmen in center Alexandre Sarr and forward Zaccharie Risacher.

While the former has been gaining traction as of late, the latter is definitely still in the running. Risacher’s young age, basketball IQ, and size make him a player anyone would want on their favorite team. Here’s everything to know about this potential No. 1 overall pick.

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Where is Zaccharie Risacher from?

Risacher was born in Málaga, Spain. He lived there three years before moving to Lyon, France, where he spent the rest of his youth.

What team does Zaccharie Risacher play for?

Risacher plays for JL Bourg in the Betclic Elite League in France. Risacher’s team just finished the regular season in fourth place with a record of 25-9. Currently, the team is preparing for a quarterfinal series against fifth-place Nanterre.

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Zaccharie Risacher height, weight

Risacher is 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 204 pounds, per his RealGM page.

Zaccharie Risacher wingspan

Risacher boasts a 6 foot, 10.5 inch wingspan, according to ESPN.

Zaccharie Risacher family

Risacher’s father, Stephane Risacher was a professional basketball player himself, having played between 2000 and 2010 in various Greek, Spanish, French, and Euro leagues. Stephane Risacher won a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics with the French national basketball team.

Zaccharie Risacher stats

Throughout 32 games in the 2023-24 season, Risacher has averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 0.9 assists across 22 minutes per game. Risacher is shooting the ball at a 43.9% rate, and is hitting threes at a 35.2% clip.

2024 NBA draft lottery results

The 2024 NBA Draft order is as follows:

  1. Atlanta Hawks
  2. Washington Wizards
  3. Houston Rockets (via Brooklyn Nets)
  4. San Antonio Spurs
  5. Detroit Pistons
  6. Charlotte Hornets
  7. Portland Trail Blazers
  8. San Antonio Spurs (via Toronto Raptors)
  9. Memphis Grizzlies
  10. Utah Jazz

Which team is most likely to draft Risacher?

Per BetMGM odds, Risacher has the second-best odds to go first overall (+300), behind only Alex Sarr (-200). Should the draft follow the odds, then the Washington Wizards would select Risacher with the No. 2 overall pick.

When is the 2024 NBA Draft?

  • Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
  • When: June 26-27, 2024
  • stream: ESPN+; fuboTV

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