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5 - Paolo Banchero

6-10, 250 Power Forward
Duke Freshman
Birthday
11/12/02 (18.9 yrs)
Hometown
Seattle, WA
High School
O Dea
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Rebounding
9
Potential
9
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Wendell Carter

Strengths: 6’10 forward … Good length with a 7’0.5 wingspan … Good strength and physical profile. Great mobility and very well coordinated … Good athlete, elevates well at the rim with good timing and body control that translates well in games … Good form, shot mechanics, and face-up game. Improved 3PT consistency over his high school career. Can score at all three levels … Good footwork and use of pivots you don’t see too often at the high school level. Uses eurosteps when appropriate … Creates well and breaks down the defense off the dribble and in isolation. Pulls up into his shot well off the dribble … Good scorer and very efficient.  Averaged 21.8 points per game on 51.5% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Finished 2nd in scoring at the NBPA Top 100 with 17.2 points per game on 65.3% FG% in 2019 … Draws fouls at a high rate and reliable free throw shooter. Shot 7.2 free throws per game on 80.9% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Shot 87.5% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Good rebounder. Led the Nike EYBL in rebounding with 11.2 per game in 2019 … Sees over the defense, reads double teams and help defense well. Good passing ability and court vision, especially at his size. Good timing on lead passes and knows where his teammates are at all times, utilizing his options well. Doesn’t over-dribble. Averaged 4.2 assists per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Versatile defender, guarding both perimeter and post at the high school level. Good shot blocker. Averaged 2.1 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Averaged 3 steals per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Mature and polished, contributed at the highest levels of high school at a young age … Smart shot selection, doesn’t force his scoring or hunt for shot opportunities. Plays well within himself and has a well-rounded game, contributing in multiple categories … Plays poised, balanced, and always under control … Doesn’t have glaring weaknesses and has a high floor …

Weaknesses: As mentioned earlier, he doesn’t have glaring weaknesses and is very well rounded as prospect … Definitely improved as a 3PT shooter throughout high school but still has room to develop into a knockdown threat … Can cut down on turnovers. Averaged 3.2 per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Versatile defender but lateral quickness isn’t great, defending quick players on the perimeter at the next levels may be an obstacle … Can’t argue with his scoring efficiency but still has room to improve finishing against length at the rim and operating in traffic …

Outlook: Duke freshman … 2021 McDonald’s All-American … Named to the 2021 Jordan Brand Classic … 2020 Washington Gatorade Player of the Year … Scored 14 points in the 2019 Underclassman All-American Game …

Evan Tomes 8/20/21

Strengths: 6’9 forward … Good length with a 7’0.5 wingspan … Good strength and physical profile. Great mobility and very well coordinated … Good athlete, elevates well at the rim with good timing and body control that translates well in games … Can score from anywhere on the floor, inside and out with a sound jump shot and midrange scoring ability … Good footwork and uses eurosteps when appropriate. Good scorer and very efficient.  Averaged 21.8 points per game on 51.5% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Finished 2nd in scoring at the NBPA Top 100 with 17.2 points per game on 65.3% FG% in 2019 … Draws fouls at a high rate and reliable free throw shooter. Shot 7.2 free throws per game on 80.9% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Shot 87.5% FT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Good rebounder. Led the Nike EYBL in rebounding with 11.2 per game in 2019 … Sees over the defense, reads double teams and help defense well. Good passing ability and court vision, especially at his size. Good timing on lead passes and knows where his teammates are at all times, utilizing his options well. Doesn’t over-dribble. Averaged 4.2 assists per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Versatile defender, guarding both perimeter and post at the high school level. Good shot blocker. Averaged 2.1 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Averaged 3 steals per game at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Mature and polished, contributed at the highest levels of high school at a young age … Smart shot selection, doesn’t force his scoring or hunt for shot opportunities. Plays well within himself and has a well-rounded game, contributing in multiple categories … Plays poised, balanced, and always under control … Doesn’t have many glaring weaknesses …

Weaknesses: Good form and shooting mechanics but can improve consistency. Shot 25% (5-20) 3PT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Shot 20% (1-5) 3PT% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Can cut down on turnovers. Averaged 3.2 per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Versatile defender but lateral quickness isn’t great, defending quick players on the perimeter at the next levels may be an obstacle … Can’t argue with his scoring efficiency but still has room to improve finishing against length at the rim and operating in traffic …

Outlook: Duke commit … 2020 Washington Gatorade Player of the Year … Scored 14 points in the 2019 Underclassman All-American Game …

Evan Tomes 12/8/20

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