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NBA Draft 2022: Magic takes No. 1 Paolo Banchero in stunning decision


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The Orlando Magic selected Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft — a shock selection after it emerged Jabari Smith Jr. was going to be the top pick in the days and weeks leading up to the event.

Banchero played one season at Duke before turning pro. He was the 2022 ACC Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-ACC selection. He averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in his only season with the Blue Devils.

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