NBA World Reacts To Magic’s Surprising No. 1 Overall Selection

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By Matt Hladik The Orlando Magic just picked Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the first overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft. It was a surprising decision, and not because Banchero isn’t worthy of the draft slot. The skilled and versatile Blue Devil was regarded as the possible No. 1 overall pick earlier in the draft process, and was reported to be a lock to go in the top-3. The reason his selection caught people off guard is because for much of the recent leadup to the draft, Auburn’s Jabari Smith was projected to be Orlando’s choice. As of earlier today, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that…

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