Paolo Banchero


Watch: Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin & Mark Williams Dominate The Orange | ACC Basketball Classic

On February 26th, 2022 the Duke Blue Devils and Syracuse Orange played in what was the last regular-season game between the two winningest coaches in Division I history, Mike Kyzyzewski and his good friend, Jim Boeheim. Duke stars Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin, and Mark Williams were unstoppable in the game, leading the Blue Devils to a 97-72 win. Williams scored a career-high 28 points with 12 rebounds, Banchero scored 21 points, and dished out 9 assists while Griffin tallied 20 points in the win. Relive the dynamic trio's incredible performance against the Orange in the Carrier Dome right here.
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Past, Present, Future: Paolo Banchero

Paolo Banchero was a consensus second-team All-American this year at Duke. Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith were not. Paolo Banchero led his team to a Final Four. Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith did not. Banchero might be the best of the three right now. He probably has the best resume…and...
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Duke And The NBA Draft: A Paolo Banchero Update

As you probably know, the 2022 NBA Draft order is set and the top three picks will be made by Orlando, Oklahoma City and Houston. Everyone keeps their cards close at this stage and the gamesmanship is intense. It’s also often pretty cutthroat. But one thing is clear: The...

Woo: “Educated Theories” OKC might pick Paolo Banchero

The Oklahoma City Thunder were finally rewarded with NBA Draft Lottery luck. The OKC Thunder walked away from Tuesday’s draft lottery with the second overall pick after team representative Nick Collison promised to bring luck to Chicago. Now, the fun begins. From speculation, rumors, tea leaves, and a month of envisioning the top of this draft classes fit with this Thunder squad. Will Sam Presti pick Chet Holmgren? Paolo Banchero? Jabari Smith Jr? Will it be a mystery player out of left field?
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Why the Magic should take Paolo Banchero No. 1 in 2022 NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic have been searching for a franchise player since trading Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of the 2012-2013 season. In the nine years since, Orlando is 255-464 overall — the worst record in the NBA over that time. The Magic have had four top-five...

Aggregate NBA mock draft 5.0: Jabari Smith leaps Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero; trade possibilities

Following the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery, NBA executives who spoke with HoopsHype said they are monitoring the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers as two potential teams that could trade their picks in search of player(s) that can help immediately. Sacramento has missed the playoffs for a record 16 consecutive seasons. Portland’s franchise cornerstone Damian Lillard turns 32 on July 15, with the clock ticking on his prime years.

Duke basketball star Paolo Banchero reflects on Mike Krzyzewski's influence: 'You learn something every day'

Mike Krzyzewski’s final season was the overriding storyline surrounding Duke’s 2021-22 campaign, but freshman sensation Paolo Banchero certainly was not overwhelmed by the constant narrative surrounding the legendary Blue Devils basketball coach. Banchero helped lead Duke to the Final Four, named an All-American after averaging 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Duke basketball star Paolo Banchero says he is 'best overall player' in 2022 NBA Draft

With the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery complete, projections are now starting to come out on where the current stars of college basketball will end up in the draft later this summer. One of those stars is former Duke standout Paolo Banchero, who is expected to be a top-five pick this year. During an appearance on NBA Countdown, Banchero explained why he thinks he should go No. 1 overall to the Orlando Magic.
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NBA Mock Draft 2022: Magic select Paolo Banchero with No. 1 pick; Thunder, Kings make biggest lottery jumps

The Orlando Magic are on the clock. After winning the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, the Magic will make the first selection in the 2022 NBA Draft. Will they go with one of the star freshmen in Duke's Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren or Auburn's Jabari Smith Jr.? Or will they go off the beaten path with star guards like Purdue's Jaden Ivey or Kentucky's Shaedon Sharpe?