PAOLO BANCHERO

BIRTHDATE: 11/12/02

POSITION: Power Forward

HEIGHT: 6'9"

WEIGHT: 235

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Duke

CLASS: Freshman 

STATS

STRENGTHS

  • Versatile offensive weapon that fits modern day NBA game

  • Great frame; strong and physical presence

  • Good ball handler and offensive creativity for his size/position

  • Capable floor spacer with good shooting touch

  • Attacks closeouts off the bounce

  • Face up monster, can dribble, shoot or pass 

  • Mid post shot maker; scores on fade-aways and step backs

  • Effective low post scorer; bullies smaller opponents

  • Can score all over the floor; gets isolation buckets 

  • Good passing instincts and vision; reads double teams 

  • Plays tough and finishes through contact 

  • Can make plays out of P&R and create mismatches 

  • Upside as a secondary playmaker of point forward

AREAS TO IMPROVE

  • Tendency to pick up dribble in traffic

  • More powerful than quick off the bounce

  • Not explosive athlete and lacks ideal athleticism and vertical pop

  • Below the rim finisher 

FULL SCOUTING REPORT COMING SOON