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2022 NBA Draft: Magic pick Paolo Banchero No. 1

The Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday.

Banchero, 19, posted 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He helped Duke advance to the Final Four, before losing to North Carolina in the National Semifinal. The 6-foot-10 forward was first-team All-ACC and won ACC Rookie of the Year.

For more on the NBA Draft, follow The Athletic’s live blog here.

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