Paolo Banchero

Updated on 4/20/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-9
Weight: 235
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/12/2002

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

Pros:
Solid low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Good rebounder
Adequate shot blocker
Above average athlete

Cons:
Inconsistent shooter
Can be reluctant to take threes
Not an elite ball handler
Can tend to be unfocused defensively
His effort on the defensive end can be lagging at times
Not an elite athlete

Summary:
Paolo Banchero is a tough, physical combo forward that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he is also a very good rebounder.  He also is a surprisingly good passer, and he is a patient player that can rack up assists.  He will need to be a more focused defender in games, but he is a skilled big man that currently projects to be a top 5 pick in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
247Sports’ Profile
ESPN’s 2022 NBA Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
1/20/20 O’Dea vs. Eastside Catholic

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