Why Paolo Banchero should go No. 1 in the NBA draft ... and what he needs to work on
How the Duke star can reach his superstar potential
Before I found my niche covering the draft, I used to spend my summers as a basketball skills trainer, with clients ranging from middle school stars to EuroLeague champions, Chinese Basketball Association MVPs and NBA role players.
So when I evaluate draft prospects, I see things with the eyes of a skills trainer and imagine the drills I would put players through if I were in charge of their training.
In this series, I’ll put on my trainer’s hat and feature draft prospects, focusing on areas I’d like to see them work on and improve this summer as they prepare for their NBA careers.
First up is the player I think should go No. 1 in the June 23 NBA draft.