BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Duke men's basketball freshman Paolo Banchero was selected with No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Banchero is the fifth Blue Devil to be drafted with the first pick as Duke extends its lead with the most No. 1 selections by a college program all-time. The Seattle, Wash., native joins Art Heyman in 1963, Elton Brand in 1999, Kyrie Irving in 2011 and Zion Williamson in 2019 as the Blue Devils to be drafted first overall.