Paolo Banchero, born on November 12, 2002), his hometown is Seattle, Washington, USA. He is a professional basketball player from the United States. He will join the NBA in July 2022. He was selected by the Magic with the No. 1 pick in the first round of the draft (the draft template is Chris Webber) and serves as a forward.
Location: F (No. 5)
Height: 2.08 meters / 6 feet 10
Team: Orlando Magic
Draft: No. 1 pick in the first round of 2022
He studied at Duke University and was once the son of Coach K. In the freshman season, he averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game, shooting 47.8% from the field and 33.8% from the three-point range.
Offensively kaleidoscope, he can shoot inside after a high post cut, and can also launch an offense from the outside. He used to play as a guard until the seventh grade, when his height suddenly increased and he transformed into a forward. As he grew up, he also had the ability to attack inside, using his strength and skills in the low post to score. He’s too quick for a big man.
Generally speaking, he is a talented finisher. Also a strong offensive rebounder.
He has strong body control, a strong ability to create shooting space, is very confident in his shots, and has the ability to pass difficult balls.
At the same time, a strong defender can use his height and athletic ability to interfere with the shots of players near the basket.
Easy to defend negatively; shot selection needs to be improved; likes to finish with the right hand, and is indispensable for developing left-handed offense. Physical fitness is a question mark. He seems to have a natural sweating physique. He loses a lot of water during a session, and his body is very dehydrated. Medical experts gave him a special drink to keep him hydrated and help him absorb water quickly to avoid dehydration.