Paolo Banchero

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PFFROM: Duke
(Seattle, WA)
HT: 6-9WT: 242
BORN: 11/12/02YEAR: Fr.WING: 6-10REACH: NA
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Draft Notes

Duke lands another elite level talent in Paolo Banchero, who is a highly talented scorer from both inside and out and is an elite level prospect who is on a fast track to the NBA. Paolo fits the mold of a modern day 4-man with his advanced skill level, offensive versatility and ability to stretch the floor.

He has excellent handles and creativity with the ball and can get his shot at will. He’s got a solid build but also has good burst and a quick first step.

Scores from 3 levels and has a nice mid range game and smooth pull-up J with a nice release. Likes to operate in the mid-post but can also initiate the offense from up top.

Has lots of natural strength and a low center of gravity. Paolo can play bully-ball and power his way to the rim, taking the defender for a ride and finishing through contact.

He can play above the rim but isn’t an amazing run/jump athlete at this point.


Comparisons

  • Chris Webber
  • faster David West
  • Carlos Boozer +

Draft Projection

top 5 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 Power Forwards

  1. Jabari Smith – 6-10 – Auburn
  2. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Duke
  3. Nikola Jovic – 6-10 – Serbia
  4. Keegan Murray – 6-8 – Iowa
  5. John Butler – 7-1 – Florida State
  6. Michael Foster – 6-8 – G League Ignite
  7. Jeremy Sochan – 6-9 – Baylor (England)
  8. Moussa Diabate – 6-10 – Michigan (France)
  9. E.J. Liddell – 6-7 – Ohio State
  10. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield – 6-9 – Tennessee
  11. Roko Prkacin – 6-9 – Croatia
  12. Azuolas Tubelis – 6-9 – Arizona (Lithuania)
  13. Drew Timme – 6-10 – Gonzaga
  14. Isaiah Mobley – 6-10 – USC
  15. Babacar Sane – 6-8 – Senegal
  16. Makur Maker – 7-0 – Australia
  17. Dawson Garcia – 6-11 – UNC
  18. Anton Watson – 6-9 – Gonzaga 
  19. Trayce Jackson-Davis – 6-9 – Indiana
  20. Keion Brooks – 6-8 – Kentucky
  21. Toumani Camara – 6-8 – Dayton
  22. Jacob Toppin – 6-7 – Kentucky
  23. C.J. Walker – 6-8 – UCF