Franz Wagner on Paolo Banchero: “He’s very focused and coachable”

2022-09-28T13:49:55+00:00 2022-09-28T13:52:56+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

28/Sep/22 13:49

Franz Wagner came back from a stellar EuroBasket 2022 and had the opportunity to see Paolo Banchero at work

By Eurohoops team/

The Orlando Magic started their training camp ahead of the start of the 2022-2023 NBA season, and all eyes will be on Paolo Banchero, the first pick of the NBA Draft and de facto rookie of the year candidate.

Paolo Banchero has already impressed some of his teammates per The Rookie Wire. Franz Wagner underlined his best characteristics: “I think his maturity. I think he is very focused. He listens very well. He is very coachable. I think those are the first things (that stand out). I think with his talent and the body he has, I think that is the most important thing. He is coachable and willing to listen to people. I think the sky is the limit if he has all of those things”.

Paolo Banchero himself talked about his first impressions as well: “It is a lot faster (with) a lot of bigger, more athletic players. That is a little bit of an adjustment but I’ve been playing against these guys all summer so I’ve adjusted. I’m just looking forward to going against somebody else next week (in preseason games)”.