There's no shortage of young talent in the 2022 NBA Draft, and that includes Duke Blue Devils prospect Paolo Banchero. Banchero figures to be locked into a lottery selection.
Here's everything you need to know about Banchero ahead of the 2022 NBA Draft.
Paolo Banchero Mock Draft 2022
Yahoo! Sports predictions are from Raphielle Johnson's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Kyle Boone's latest mock draft. Bleacher Report's projections are from Jonathan Wasserman's latest mock draft.
Yahoo! Sports: Houston Rockets (No. 3)
CBS Sports: Houston Rockets (No. 3)
Bleacher Report: Houston Rockets (No. 3)
Paolo Banchero NBA Draft Stock & Projection
- Houston Rockets (No. 3) - 3
The three highlighted mock drafts reach a consensus on where Banchero will play during his rookie NBA campaign: the Houston Rockets with the No. 3 overall pick. The lack of a traditional point guard on Houston's roster leaves Banchero with an excellent opportunity to show off his playmaking. Banchero pairs nicely with Jalen Green, but that's about all Houston has going for them currently.
Paolo Banchero Stats
2021-22 Duke Blue Devils (Freshman)
- 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.9 blocks, 2.4 turnovers, 1.1 3-pointers, 33.0 minutes per game. 47.8% field goal, 33.8% 3-point shooting.
Banchero was the heart and soul of a Duke Blue Devils team that rallied all the way to the Final Four. He was a force offensively, tallying 17.2 points per game while dishing out 3.2 assists. The most impressive figure is Banchero's 47.8% shooting percentage, although he won't get nearly as many easy looks inside in the NBA.
Paolo Banchero Height, Wingspan & Age
All height, weight and workout information is from NBA.com.
- Age: 19 years (born 2003)
- Height: 6'10"
- Weight: 250 lbs.
- Wingspan: 7'0.5"
Paolo Banchero Highlights
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