‘No. 1’ Paolo Bankero, NBA Rookie of the Year with 98% of the vote
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American Professional Basketball (NBA) Orlando Magic Paolo Bankero (21) was selected as the 2022-2023 NBA Rookie of the Year.
After finishing ㅋㅋㅋ벳his freshman year at Duke University and jumping into the 2022 NBA Draft, Bankero wore an Orlando uniform with the 1st overall pick. Even at the time of the draft, the evaluation that Orlando’s selection was unexpected was dominant. This is because Bankero has excellent attack power, but has obvious weaknesses. In his college years, he was rated worse than Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City) and Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston).
But he proved it with his skills. Bankero quickly finished adapting to the league. He showed his presence with his greatest strength, his ability to score, as a weapon. He averaged 20.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 72 games this season. He scored 20 or more points 40 times and scored 30 or more 6 times.
Bankero became the third player from Orlando to win the rookie award, following Shaquille O’Neal (1993) and Mike Miller (2001). Orlando, which is currently undergoing a rebuild, can dream of a rosy future centered on Bankero.
He received an overall score of 494 from the 100 NBA Rookie of the Year voters. The gap with second place Jaylen Williams (241 points, Oklahoma City) is significant. There were 98 first place votes. With 98% of the first place vote, they unfortunately missed out on the unanimous Rookie Award.