Italian-American professional basketball player Paolo Hubert Banchero plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He represented the Duke Blue Devils in collegiate basketball. Banchero entered the 2022 NBA draft after his freshman year, and the Orlando Magic picked him with the first overall choice. He received the ACC Rookie of the Year award in 2022.
Where did Paolo Banchero go to high school?
Banchero participated in basketball and football during his freshman year at Seattle’s O’Dea High School, where he served as the backup quarterback for the squad that won the state title. He averaged 14.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for the basketball team as a rookie.
During his sophomore year, Banchero led O’Dea to the Class 3A state championship and was voted the most valuable player. He averaged 18.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.
Where did Paolo Banchero go to college?
Duke University was Banchero’s college
He won the MaxPreps National Junior of the Year award and the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior after averaging 22.6 points, 11 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game for the Class 3A runners-up.   Banchero was named to the rosters for both the Jordan Brand Classic and the McDonald’s All-American Game.