French teenager Victor Wembanyama admitted to having "butterflies" as he prepares to make his regular season NBA debut for the San Antonio Spurs.

The gifted No. 1 draft pick will be the center of attention across the league on Wednesday when he takes to the court in San Antonio's home game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The talented 19-year-old is widely regarded as a once-in-a-generation player, tipped to have the same kind of impact on the NBA that LeBron James had when he landed in the league 20 years ago.