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Updated: Sep 8, 2022


Napoleon James Banchero was born on November 12,2022 an American-Italian professional basketball player of Orlando Magic. Banchero received his Italian Citizen and plan to represent Italy in the international competition like in the National Basketball Association.

In his early childhood he was also playing basketball and American football in track. He grew up playing basketball at the Rotary Boys and Girls of Seattle inspiration of his mother who are played professionally in basketball.

He attended high school in Seattle, Banchero played a basketball and played quarterback in football. As a freshman in basketball he was scored 14.1 points and have a 4.3 rebounds per game. He was also named as the Most Valuable Player. In his junior high school he average scored was 22.6 points, 11 rebounds and 3.7 assists and 1.6 blocks per game he was the Gatorade Player of the Year and named to the McDonald’s All American game and Jordan Brand Classic rosters.

Banchero is the fourth Duke player to be the No. 1 overall pick. T

“I can’t believe what just happened, honestly,” Banchero said. “I never would have thought this would happen. I wanted to be in the NBA, I didn’t know I would be (No. This is unbelievable.”

This was the fourth time the Magic selected first overall in the NBA Draft. Orlando drafted Shaquille O’Neal in 1992, Chris Webber (traded to the Golden State Warriors) in 1993 and Dwight Howard in 2004.

The Magic went 22-60 last season, the second-worst record in the NBA. Orlando won the right to pick first in the draft lottery.

Picking Banchero first stunned many NBA fans, and the player himself seemed surprised.

“I don’t even know what to say. I can’t believe what just happened, honestly,” he said after being selected.

“I plan on bringing everything I have to Orlando.”

An active user of social media, he posted a simple reaction on twitter after the 2022 draft: "Orlando LETS WORK"

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