NBA Draft: No. 1 Pick – Atlanta Hawks, Zaccharie Risacher

Zaccharie Risacher

Zaccharie Risacher, a forward from France, was chosen by the Atlanta Hawks with the first overall pick in the 2024 NBA draft.

Following a month and a half of conjecture, the Hawks made the decision to sign the man they had always been associated with. The 19-year-old celebrity is on her way to Georgia, where she will temporarily be teamed with Dejounte Murray and Trae Young. With Atlanta hoping to compete in a very competitive Eastern Conference, Risacher’s potential screams for itself. In a few short years, his presence might pay off handsomely.

Discover all there is to know about the newest rising sensation in Atlanta.

Who did Zaccharie Risacher play for last season?

Last year, Risacher competed with JL Bourg in the French Betclic Elite League. With a 25-9 record, Risacher’s squad came in fourth place at the end of the regular season. Their superior defensive ranking in the Euro League is a clear reflection of Risacher’s abilities.

In France’s top flight, the LNB Elite league, JL Bourg advanced to the semifinals; however, the team was defeated by Monaco, who went on to win the title.

Zaccharie Risacher height, weight

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

Wingspan of Zaccharie Risacher
Risacher reportedly has a 6 foot, 10.5 inch wingspan, according to ESPN.

The draft profile of Risacher
Risacher is a defensive specialist who can guard anyone on the floor and play anywhere, according to experts. For someone his size, he also has excellent three-point shooting ability; in LNB Elite last season, he shot over 40% from three.

Risacher’s weight and dribbling are his disadvantages. Risacher has trouble controlling the ball and finishing near the rim. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer says, “He really lacks burst off the dribble and doesn’t get a lot of lift at the basket. He will have to demonstrate that his increased shooting statistics are true. Over his final 31 games, he made just 29.8 percent of 3-pointers, which was more in line with the 32 percent he made in his three prior seasons abroad.”

Where is Zaccharie Risacher from?

Although Risacher was born in Spain, he only lived there for three years before his family relocated to France, where he spent the remainder of his childhood.

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