Paolo Banchero


POSITION: PFFROM: Seattle, WAHT: 6-9WT: 242
BORN: 11/12/02YEAR: HSsr.WING: 6-10REACH: NA
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Draft Notes

A talented scorer from inside and out, Paolo is an elite level prospect who is on a fast track to the NBA.

Has excellent handles and creativity with the ball and can get his shot at will. 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. Can play above the rim but isn’t an amazing run/jump athlete.


  • stronger Tobias Harris
  • faster David West

Draft Projection

top 10 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft


2022 Power Forwards

  1. Paolo Banchero – 6-9 – Seattle, WA
  2. Adem Bona – 6-9 – Turkey
  3. Nate Bittle – 6-11 – Central Point, OR
  4. Kai Jones – 6-10 – Texas (Bahamas)
  5. Shareef O’Neil – 6-9 – LSU
  6. Lefteris Mantzoukas – 6-9 – Greece
  7. Jordan Brown – 6-11 – Arizona
  8. Aidan Igiehon – 6-9 – Louisville (Ireland)