Paolo Banchero | NBA Draft Prospect Profile

Yahoo Sports' Krysten Peek shares her evaluation of Duke Blue Devis F Paolo Banchero

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KRYSTEN PEEK: Paolo Banchero is a 6'10" power forward from Duke and is the projected number three overall pick in the draft. Banchero averaged 17.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in his one season playing under Coach K. He's the best forward in this class at the grab and go option off a missed shot and is very comfortable with the ball in his hands. He showed some improvement in his lateral quickness during the college season, but it's still an area that will need some work at the next level, especially on the defensive end.

Banchero's game has drawn comparisons to Julius Randle and Chris Webber playing with that big guard freedom in certain offensive situations. Houston has the number three pick and Banchero could bring much needed size in the front court and more athleticism to this young team as they look to rebuild around their number two pick last year, Jalen Green.



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