Paolo Banchero is a Famous American-Italian professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Association (NBA). Paolo Banchero played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. He was also named the Rookie of the Year of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2022. He won so many awards in various matches. Check all the details below about Paolo Banchero Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Parents, Career Stats, Salary, Net Worth, Biography & More
Paolo Banchero Wiki/Biography
Paolo Banchero was born on 12th November 2002 (Age: 20 years; as of 2022) in Seattle, Washington, U.S. His full real name is Paolo Napoleon James Banchero and he commonly knows Paolo Banchero.
His nationality is American-Italian and his ethnicity is Mixed. His zodiac sign is Scorpio and he follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous basketball player in America.
Paolo Banchero Educational Qualification
Paolo Banchero completed his schooling at O’Dea High School in Seattle. After completing his schooling he attended college Duke University for his Bachelor’s degree. Also, he was playing basketball in school and college both.
Paolo Banchero Physical Stats
- Height: 6′ 10″ inches
- Weight: 113 kg
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Paolo Banchero Family & Parents
Paolo Banchero was born into a middle-class family to American Parents. His father’s name is Mario Banchero he played college football for Washington his mother’s name is Rhonda Banchero she played basketball in college for Washington.
His mother was a third-round selection in the 2000 WMBA selection and played professionally in the American Basketball League and overseas, before becoming a basketball coach at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. His uncle also played football for Washington with his father. His parents met while attending the University of Washington.
Paolo Banchero Girlfriend & Relationships
Paolo Banchero’s dating status is single and his marital status is unmarried. According to the sources, Paolo doesn’t disclose any information about his relationship and his girlfriend. So, we assume that he is single right now and focused only on his career.
Paolo Banchero Career & Stats
In his childhood, he played basketball and American football and took part in the track. Banchero grew up playing basketball at the Rotary Boys and Girls Club of Seattle, as well as EBC Camps most notably the Ballislife Jr. All-American Camp, drawing inspiration from his mother, who played professionally. In the seventh standard, he grew up and was ranked among the top 58 graders nationally in both basketball and football. Then, in his first year at O’Dea High School in Seattle, he played football, as the backup quarterback on the State championship team, he averaged 14.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. In his school, he was named the most valuable player.
Banchero was named to the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic rosters. He was the consensus five-star recruit and one of the top players in the 2021 class. Although he received offers from top NCAA Division I programs, including Duke and Kentucky, most recruiting analysts predicted that he would commit to Washington. He committed to playing college basketball for Duke on 20th August 2020. In college, he earned his first Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Week honor on 15th November.
He was named first-team All-ACC as well as ACC Rookie of the Year. He was named a Third Team All-American on 15th March 2022. He performed well during the NCAA tournament including scoring 22 points against Texas Tech. On April 20, 2022, Banchero declared for the 2022 NBA draft, forgoing his remaining college eligibility. Then, he was selected with the overall pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2022 NBA selection. He makes his summer league debut on 7th July against the Houston Rockets with 17 points, four rebounds, and six assists in a 91-77 win.
He make his regular-season debut, putting up 27 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and two blocks in a 113- 109 loss to the Detroit Pistons on 19th October. He also became the second teenager in NBA history to put up at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in a game, joining LeBron James. After that, he is eligible to play for the Italy national basketball team and has indicated he wants to represent Italy in international competitions. In November 2020, he was drafted to the country’s 24-man squad for the EuroBasket 2022 qualification games in November 2020, however, he did not play.
Paolo Banchero Awards & Achievements
- Consensus second-team All-American in 2022.
- ACC Rookie of the Year in 2022.
- First-team All-ACC in 2022.
- ACC All-Rookie Team in 2022.
- McDonald’s All-American in 2021.
- Jordan Brand Classic in 2021.
- Nike Hoop Summit in 2021.
Paolo Banchero’s Net Worth
Paolo Banchero’s net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars. His annual salary is $11,055,120 as of November 2022. He signed a 4-year contract with the Orlando Magic, including $50,158,769 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,539,692.
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Paolo Banchero Amazing Facts
- Currently, Paolo is playing for Orlando Magic.
- His position in his team is Power forward.
- Banchero’s jersey number is 5.
- He received Italian citizenship because of his paternal ancestry in 2020 February.
- Banchero is of African-American descent on his mother’s side and Italian descent on his father’s side.
- Banchero’s paternal cousin, Chris Banchero, is also a professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association, playing for the Meralco Bolts and they both won championships at O’Dea High School.
- He was charged with aiding and abetting DUI after Duke teammate Michael Savarino, grandson of coach Mike Krzyzewski, was arrested on DUI charges on 14th November 2021.
- Banchero attended the inaugural Miami Grand Prix in Miami Gardens where he was mistakenly interviewed by Sky Sports legend Martin Brundle believing he was Patrick Mahomes on 8th May 2022.
- The gaffe was caught on live television.
- He is a brilliant player at a young age.
- Paolo was named the Rookie of the Year of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 2022.
- Both of his parents are players and play for Washington.
- His parents met while attending the University of Washington.
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