O’Dea’s Paolo Banchero one in all three from Washington named to McDonald’s All-America group


Nathan Joyce

O’Dea’s Paolo Banchero can add one other title to his standout high-school basketball profession: All-American.

The five-star Banchero, who has signed with Duke, was one in all three from Washington named to the McDonald’s All-America group, which was introduced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-9 Banchero, who’s rated because the No. 2 participant within the nation for the Class of 2021 by 247Sports.com, has additionally been nominated for the Naismith Excessive Faculty Trophy for boys participant of the 12 months. That award will probably be introduced subsequent month.

Becoming a member of Banchero on the group this 12 months are former Eastside Catholic standout Nolan Hickman (a 6-2, four-star level guard) and Olympia’s Jackson’s Grant (a 6-9, four-star heart), who has signed with Washington.

It’s the primary time Washington has had three gamers from the state named to the group in a single 12 months.

4-star Hickman, who has dedicated to Kentucky, left Washington over the summer season to play at Wasatch Academy, a non-public boarding college in Mount Nice, Utah.

As was the case final 12 months, there will probably be no All-American sport due to the pandemic.

The trio joins current in-state All-Individuals in Garfield’s Dalayah Daniels and Cashmere’s Hailey Van Lith (2020), Federal Manner’s Jaden McDaniels (2019), Nathan Hale’s Michael Porter Jr. (2017) and Bellevue’s Anna Wilson (2016).

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