Posted On: 02/16/20 5:31 PM

Sometimes the hardest part about life in general is maintaining your identity especially when attention is unlimited and endless. Understanding you’re not just an ‘Average Joe’ walking down the street or entering a gym. College coaches from across the nation wanting you to wear their respected university colors, and professional scouts updating mock drafts because of your beyond impressive play.

With that comes false rumors for social media likes and clickbait, everyone attempting to control the narrative, yet they know nothing. In the mist of ulterior motives and hidden agendas, Paolo Banchero manages to the stay the course.

Before becoming one of the nation's highly recruited power forwards Banchero was throwing touchdowns. Although his football career was short-lived, he ended as a state champion and basketball became the only sport.

“Lower chance of injury was the main thing, I also didn’t enjoy practice,” said Banchero. “I also started to get really tall so I felt that it would be best to focus on basketball.”

From that moment forward, 6-Foot-10 230-pound Paolo began imposing his will against All-3A Metro League opponents. Not to mention starting as a freshman under head coach Jason Kerr, who has won state titles with

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