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The Duke Blue Devils secure a commitment from 2021 monster power forward Paolo Banchero. Banchero is a 6’9, 235lb Washington product rated as the top forward in the class and a top 5 recruit overall. Duke beat out Kentucky, Washington, Alabama and Tennessee for his services. In Banchero Duke gets a strong physical presence down low who can step out and knock down jump shots. A gifted offensive player who has improved mightily on the defensive end as well. Good rebounder and passer who will score the basketball but also make the correct pass.

For those looking to learn more about Paolo, here is an interview he did with

Banchero joins top 10 small forward, Adrian Griffin in Duke’s 2021 class.

Banchero announced the surprise commitment via social media.