Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, becomes the second European NBA star to have a contract with Jordan Brand, after Luka Doncic.
This is another indication of the high expectations Banchero carries, not only in the NBA, where he is a de facto candidate for Rookie of the Year, but also in Italy, where he is considered the future of the national team.
This is the press release:
Orlando Magic wing Paolo Banchero joins the Jordan Brand family. Banchero was the No. 1 overall pick from the 2022 NBA Draft after completing a freshman year with the Duke Blue Devils with whom he won the conference\’s Rookie of the Year award and was named to the All-American second team.
\”The opportunity to be part of the Jordan family means everything to me.\” Banchero states. \”I grew up wearing Jordans and now being part of his brand is truly a dream come true.\”
Banchero joins an elite roster for Jordan Brand, including Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić, Boston Celtics wing Jayson Tatum, New Orleans Pelicans wing Zion Williamson, and many more. Together they form the new generation of talent that is moving the game forward..
– Paolo Banchero🇮🇹 (@Pp_doesit) October 17, 2022