SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 24: Paolo Banchero #5 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates a basket against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the second half in the Sweet Sixteen round game of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chase Center on March 24, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Magic’s Paolo Banchero Has Impressed NBA Champion With His Playmaking Ability & His Ability To Score The Ball

Jul 7, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero (5) talks to Houston Rockets forward Trhae Mitchell (40) during an NBA Summer League game at T&M. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

It was announced that the number one pick in the 2022 draft, Paolo Banchero, would participate in former NBA veteran Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am this Saturday.

It’s ONLY right, that our first announcement of the week, happens to be the FIRST # 1 overall pick in Washington state history!!!

Paolo Banchero will be playing The Craws Over this Saturday!!!!!!!!!!! The young superstar Paolo is going to put on a show! Tweeted Jamal Crawford.

Earlier this year while on the All The Smoke Podcast, Crawford said Banchero is a problem.

“He’s a problem,” said Crawford.

“He’s a worker, a gym rat… knows he doesn’t have all the answers so he listens…Whoever gets him is getting a franchise cornerstone.”

Crawford is not the only NBA veteran that feels Banchero do well at the next level. NBA champion and Highline Community College’s own Brian Scalabrine talked about Banchero’s playmaking ability.

“The one thing I like about Banchero, he’s a playmaker, not just a scorer, and I think he will do very well. I think the top picks in the 2022 draft will do very well,” said Scalabrine.

During his only two appearances for the Magic in Summer League play, Banchero combined for 40 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.

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Written by Landon Buford

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