Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

Whether Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, or Jabari Smith Jr. would be selected first in the NBA draft was a topic of discussion for weeks prior to the event.

Even Banchero didn't knew the solution until just before the Orlando Magic's selection was announced on Thursday night.

"I had a feeling that it was just kind of up in the air based on the facts I was being told, "added Banchero.

 "Orlando wanted to be prepared for anything because he wasn't really sure yet.

However, I didn't learn that I had been chosen until roughly 20 seconds before the commissioner took the stage.

"I didn't even have time to give it any genuine thought. It sort of just occurred. It's hard to believe, but I'm prepared. I'm prepared.

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