Paolo Banchero

Who is Paolo Banchero? Biography, Wiki, Height, Net Worth, Age, Parents

Who is Paolo Banchero?

Paolo Banchero is an Italian-American basketball player. The Orlando Magic selected him first overall in the 2022 NBA Draft. He is a power forward on the court.

He was a Duke University basketball player. In 2022, he was voted ACC Rookie of the Year. He declared for the draft after his rookie year with the Blue Devils.

Early Life

On November 12, 2002, Paolo Banchero was born. Paolo Napolean James Banchero is his given name. He was born in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. He is a citizen of the United States. In February 2020, he was granted Italian citizenship. His father, Mario Banchero, and his mother, Rhonda Smith, gave birth to him. He is of mixed ethnicity. On his mother’s side, he is of African-American origin, while on his father’s side, he is of Italian descent. His astrological sign is Scorpio.

Young Paolo Banchero and his parents.

During his childhood, he participated in basketball, football, and track. He used to play basketball at the Rotary Boys and Girls Club of Seattle when he was younger.

Celebrated Name Paolo Banchero
Age 19 Years
Nick Name Paolo
Birth Name Paolo Napolean James Banchero
Birth Date 2002-11-12
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Place Of Birth Seattle, Washington
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American, Italian
Famous For Drafted first overall in the 2022 NBA Draft
Father Mario Banchero
Mother Rhonda Smith
Siblings 2
Ethnicity Mixed (African-American and Italian)
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Scorpio
High School O’Dea High School
College / University Duke University
Position Power Forward
Career Start Drafted 1st overall in the 2022 NBA Draft
First Club Orlando Magic
Jersey Number 5
Awards ACC Rookie of the Year, Washington Gatorade Player of the Year, MaxPreps National Junior of the Year
Height 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Weight 250 lbs (113 kg)
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Not Known
Source of Wealth Basketball (Contracts, salary, sponsorships, endorsements)
Salary Not Released
Net Worth Below $1 million
Links Instagram

Paolo Banchero High School Career

  • Paolo Banchero went to O’Dea High School and played basketball and football.
  • He was the state championship team’s quarterback.
  • He averaged 14.1 points and 10.2 rebounds as a rookie.
  • In his second season, he averaged 18.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists.
  • He was voted MVP after leading O’Dea to the Class 3A state victory.
  • As a junior, he averaged 22.6 points, 11 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game.
  • He helped O’Dea finish second in Class 3A.
  • He was selected the Washington Gatorade Player of the Year as well as the MaxPreps National Junior of the Year.
  • He was also named to the rosters for the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.

Paolo Banchero College Career

  • Paolo Bancher was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the top 2021 prospects.
  • Duke and Kentucky both offered him scholarships.
  • He was expected to make a commitment to Washington.
  • In August 2020, he committed to Duke University.
  • He scored 22 points in his collegiate debut, a 79-71 victory over Kentucky.
  • In November 2021, he was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Freshman of the Week.
  • He was selected All-ACC first team as well as ACC Rookie of the Year.
  • In March 2022, he was chosen to the Third Team All-American.
  • He averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game as a rookie.
  • He declared for the NBA Draft following his freshman year.

Paolo Banchero NBA Career

  • Paolo Banchero was expected to be selected in the first round.
  • In the 2022 NBA Draft, he was chosen first overall by the Orlando Magic.

Paolo Banchero National Career

  • Paolo Banchero can represent Italy or the United States at the national level.
  • He expressed his desire to play for Italy and was included to the country’s 24-man roster for the EuroBasket 2022 qualifiers in November 2020. He did not, however, play.
  • He has yet to declare his allegiance.

Paolo Banchero Girlfriend

Paolo Banchero is not married. Banchero, the first overall choice in the 2022 NBA Draft, will be dating a female in the near future. More information about his dating history, relationships, and girlfriend will be added here as it becomes available.

Paolo Banchero Height 

Paolo Banchero stands at 2.08 m, or 6 feet and 10 inches tall. He weighs 250 pounds or 113 kilograms. He has an athletic physique. His eyes are dark brown, and his hair is black. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.

Paolo Banchero Salary and Net Worth

Paolo Banchero is preparing to begin his NBA career with the Orlando Magic. He was selected first overall in the 2022 NBA Draft. He is about to sign his rookie contract and will begin his career with a good wage.

The young kid has a long future ahead of him and will be successful in basketball. His net worth is currently believed to be less than $1 million.

Did You Know?

  • At 15 months, he had grown to a height of 3 feet.
  • His mother, who also played professional basketball, motivated him to play.
  • By eighth grade, he had grown to 6 feet 5 inches.
  • In both basketball and football, he was named among the top 50 8th graders in the country.
  • Chris Banchero, his brother, is a professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association.
  • In November 2021, he was accused of aiding and abetting DUI when Duke player Michael Savarino (grandson of coach Mike Krzyzewski) was arrested on DWI charges. He has an upcoming court appearance.
  • SkySports Martin Brundle accidentally interviewed him during the first Miami Grand Prix at Miami Gardens in May 2022, thinking he was Patrick Mahomes.
  • At Duke, he wore shirt number 5.

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