The top 10 picks in the 2022 NBA Draft

The power forward of Italian extraction Paolo Banchero, gave the bell at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn by becoming the first choice of the 2022 NBA Draft, after being taken by the Orlando Magic, while the also interns Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith Jr., finished as the second and third picks, respectively.

Banchero, 19 years old, was called in the previous one to be taken between the third and fifth position; however, his remarkable one season at Duke University where he averaged 17.2 points, with 7.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks, convinced the Florida franchise.

For its part, the Oklahoma City Thunder selected Holmgren, a center with 20 almanacs and 2.13 tall who averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game at Gonzaga University.

Similarly, the Houston Rockets took Smith Jr., a 19-year intern who averaged 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds at Auburn University. The idea of ​​​​the Texans is that their new addition takes over from Christian Wood, the franchise’s leader in points and rebounds in the last two seasons, but who was sent days ago to the Dallas Mavericks.



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