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Basketball Star, Paolo Banchero

Paolo Banchero is a rising talent in basketball. He appeared on his first all-star team in 2024. The forward has given his team, the Orlando Magic, hope as a franchise. Hope has not been associated with the Magic for a long time.


Paolo Banchero was born on November 12, 2002. He is from Seattle, Washington. Banchero was a multi-talented athlete who excelled in basketball, football, and track. But basketball was definitely where he shined. He was so talented that received an offer to play college basketball at one of the most prestigious institutions, Duke. Banchero’s mother was an accomplished athlete who played basketball in college. She was instrumental in helping Banchero develop his game. Athletics were an important part of his life growing up.

Paolo Banchero


His talent was evident from his very first appearance as a Duke Blue Devil. Playing for Duke put him in the national spotlight, and he did not disappoint. Banchero was a star and he believed he was ready for the NBA Game.

Paolo Banchero duke


Banchero would leave Duke after his Freshmen season. He would enter the 2022 NBA Draft and would be selected by the Orlando Magic. Banchero had a strong season for Orlando and the young Magic squad showed promise. Banchero was so impactful that he would earn Rooke of the Year honors for his first season in the NBA.

Paolo Banchero Magic

World Cup 2023

Banchero was one of the youngest players on the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup. Despite his youth, the team depended on him for his aggressiveness and athleticism. He is young enough to be a mainstay on USA Basketball rosters in the future. Paolo Banchero will be an important piece of Team USA’s future.

Paolo Banchero World Cup 2023 


Paolo has proven to have an impact on winning. This is something a lot of young players struggle with. They can put up great numbers, but do not help their team win. Banchero has proven he is a winner. The Orlando Magic are currently one of the top young teams.


- Adam C. Better