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2022 NBA Draft: Paolo Banchero Selected With The First Overall Pick By The Orlando Magic

Anfostar Team Fri Jun 24, 2022
2022 NBA Draft: Paolo Banchero Selected With The First Overall Pick By The Orlando Magic
New York, 23 June 2022: The 2022 NBA Draft has begun at Barclays Center, and there was already a big surprise at the top: The Orlando Magic picked Paolo Banchero as the No. 1 pick overall.

The Italian-American basketball player, Paolo Banchero is the fifth Duke player to go No. 1 overall and second in the past four drafts and is the 13th consecutive freshman selected with the first pick.

For sure, Banchero a big No. 1 pick of the night. While they were expected to go into the top three, Auburn's Jabari Smith and Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren were predicted to go 1-2 in most mock drafts.

Banchero, 6-10 and 250 pounds, could be the potential No. 1 most NBA-ready player because of his size, strength, poise and skill that he applies to both ends of the court. As a freshman, he averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Shortly after he was selected No. 1 overall by the Orlando Magic, Paolo Banchero let fans in Orlando know how happy he is to be the newest member of the team, and what they can expect from him moving forward.

"I'm blessed to be in Orlando," he said. "I wanted to be No.1. Orlando is going to get 110% from me."



Stay tuned.

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