The Italian roots, the beginnings in American football, the passion for jazz music and video games: here is the 19 year old who has won the trust of the Orlando Magic and who is waiting to wear the blue shirt
The spotlights have never scared him, ever since Paolo Banchero was one of the most promising high schoolers in America, the best since that cradle of basketball that remains Seattle. Since tonight, since he became the absolute first choice in the Draft called by the Orlando Magic, this 19-year-old with Italy in his blood and in his passport will constantly live in the limelight. But he is ready for the challenge: convinced of his means. His talent is not lacking: he can become an All Star, the man who relaunched Orlando. And an incredible legacy of Italian basketball, given that he is 19 years old and has infinite potential.