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Orlando Magic Selects Paolo Banchero as First Pick of NBA Draft: ‘I Was Overwhelmed with Emotions

Orlando Magic Selects Paolo Banchero as First Pick of NBA Draft: 'I Was Overwhelmed with Emotions'

Paolo Banchero is headed to Orlando!

The six-foot-ten college basketball star from Duke University was chosen by the Orlando Magic as the first pick in the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday, ESPN 보고.

콘센트에 따르면, the selection came as a surprise as for weeks leading up to the draft Auburn forward Jabari Smith Jr. was expected to be the top pick.

On Friday morning, Banchero appeared on 굿모닝 아메리카 where he was asked if he hadfound the wordsto express his feelings about the big news.

I definitely have calmed down and got my emotions together,” 그는 말했다 GMA‘s T.J. 홈즈.

In elaborating on how the moment felt, 그는 말했다, “I was overwhelmed with emotions — my first time ever, 찢어, crying, 알 잖아, tears of joy, so it was a once in a lifetime experience,” he said Friday morning in the studio.

Paolo Banchero #5 of the Duke Blue Devils works on offense against Leaky Black #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 2, 2022 뉴올리언스에서, 루이지애나

Paolo Banchero #5 of the Duke Blue Devils works on offense against Leaky Black #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 2, 2022 뉴올리언스에서, 루이지애나
Paolo Banchero
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Banchero said that while the moment was a bit of a surprise, he was given word of the selection about 20-30 seconds before the pick was officially announced.

When asked how his parents, who were seen waving from just outside the Times Square studio, reacted to the news, Banchero said they expressed how proud they were of their son.

They told me how proud they were, and how excited they were for me to get started in Orlando,” 그는 말했다. “It’s a great moment for my family.

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Banchero was also asked about the story behind his fashion choice for the evening. The athlete sported a bright purple double-breasted suit, which he paired with shimmering silver shoes.

I chose the purple, both of my parents actually went to the University of Washington, and everyone knows I didn’t end up going there, 알 잖아,” 그는 말했다 (the school’s colors are purple and gold).

Banchero continued, “It was just my way of paying respects, a kind of a little bit of a ‘I’m sorrytype of thing.