NBA Draft: Paolo Banchero Goes No. 1 to Orlando Magic

NBA Draft: Paolo Banchero Goes No. 1 to Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic Select Paolo Banchero With No. 1 Pick in N.B.A. Draft Banchero, a forward from Duke, helped his team reach the Final Four during this year’s N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. The Orlando Magic selected Paolo Banchero, a forward from Duke University, with the No. 1 overall pick in the N.B.A. draft. Banchero is a 6-foot-10, 250-pound power forward, whose mother, Rhonda Smith-Banchero, played in the W.N.B.A. He was a guard earlier in his basketball career and played football and basketball at O’Dea High School in Seattle. In the minutes before his name was called, Banchero sat at a table on the floor of Barclays Center in …
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