Facts About Paolo Banchero
|20 Years Old
|Paolo Napolean James Banchero
|Place Of Birth
|Drafted first overall in the 2022 NBA Draft
|Mixed (African-American and Italian)
|O'Dea High School
|College / University
|Drafted 1st overall in the 2022 NBA Draft
|ACC Rookie of the Year, Washington Gatorade Player of the Year, MaxPreps National Junior of the Year
|2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
|250 lbs (113 kg)
|Source of Wealth
|Basketball (Contracts, salary, sponsorships, endorsements)
|Below $1 million
Paolo Banchero is Italian-American professional basketball player. He was drafted first overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2022 NBA Draft. He plays as a power forward.
He played collegiate basketball for Duke University. He was named ACC Rookie of the Year in 2022. Following his freshman year for the Blue Devils, he declared for the draft.
What is Paolo Bancher Famous For?
- Drafted first overall in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Where is Paolo Banchero From?
Paolo Banchero was born on 12 November 2002. His birth name is Paolo Napolean James Banchero. His birth place is in Seattle Washington in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He received Italian citizenship in February 2020. He was born to his father, Mario Banchero, and his mother, Rhonda Smith. He belongs to mixed ethnicity. He is of African-American descent on his mother's side and Italian descent on his father's side. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
During his childhood, he played basketball, and football and took part in track as well. Growing up, he played basketball at the Rotary Boys and Girls Club of Seattle.
Paolo Banchero High School Career
- Paolo Banchero attended O'Dea High School where he played both basketball and football.
- He played as a quarterback on the state championship team.
- As a freshman, he averaged 14.1 points and 10.2 rebounds.
- He averaged 18.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in his sophomore season.
- He led O'Dea to the Class 3A state championship and was named MVP.
- He averaged 22.6 points, 11 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks as a junior.
- He led O'Dea to the Class 3A runners-up finish.
- He was named Washington Gatorade Player of the Year and earned MaxPreps National Junior of the Year honors.
- He was also named to the McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic rosters.
Paolo Banchero College Career
- Paolo Bancher was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the top players in the 2021 class.
- He received scholarship offers from Duke and Kentucky.
- He was predicted to commit to Washington.
- He committed to Duke University in August 2020.
- In his college debut, he scored 22 points in a 79-71 win against Kentucky.
- He earned the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Freshman of the Week honor in November 2021.
- He was named first-team All-ACC as well as ACC Rookie of the Year.
- He was named a Third Team All-American in March 2022.
- As a freshman, he averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.
- Following his freshman year, he declared for the 2022 NBA Draft.
Paolo Banchero NBA Career
- Paolo Banchero was projected to be the first-round pick.
- The Orlando Magic selected him first overall in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Paolo Banchero National Team
- Paolo Banchero is eligible to represent either Italy or the United States on the national level.
- He indicated to represent Italy and was selected to the country's 24-man squad for the EuroBasket 2022 qualifiers in November 2020.
- However, he did not play.
- He has yet to pledge his allegiance.
Who is Paolo Banchero Girlfriend?
Paolo Banchero is single. The 2022 NBA Draft first overall pick, Banchero will be dating a girl in the near future. More details about his dating history, relationships, and girlfriend will be updated here.
What is Paolo Banchero Height?
Paolo Banchero stands at the height of 2.08 m i.e. 6 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 250 lbs i.e. 113 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.
His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Paolo Banchero Salary and Net Worth?
Paolo Banchero is set to start his professional career in NBA with Orlando Magic. He was the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Set to sign his rookie contract, he will be earning a handsome salary from the start of his career. The young prospect has a long career ahead of him and will make a good fortune out of his basketball career. At present, his net worth is estimated below $1 million.
Trivias About Paolo Banchero You Need To Know.
- He reached a height of 3 feet at 15 months of age.
- He was inspired to play basketball by his mother who also played basketball professionally.
- He grew 6 feet and 5 inches by seventh grade.
- He was ranked among the top 50 8th-graders nationally in both basketball and football.
- His brother, Chris Banchero is also a professional basketball player playing in the Philippine Basketball Association.
- He was charged with aiding and abetting DUI in November 2021 after Duke teammate Michael Savarino (grandson of coach Mike Krzyzewski) was arrested on DWI charges. He is due to appear in court.
- SkySports Martin Brundle mistakenly interviewed him, believing he was Patrick Mahomes at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix in Miami Gardens in May 2022.
- He wore shirt number 5 at Duke.