Grading The Stars: Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic – There’s just something about the stars. They’re mesmerizing. Whether it’s the stars in sports, entertainment or in the sky, they captivate us with their dazzling ways and continue to shine ever so brightly for all of us to see.

In the Grading The Stars series, we’ll feature the stars of the past, present and future and grade them based on their prestige, performance and promise. Plus, we’ll highlight three cool cards of a star to collect under a certain dollar figure.

There are five grading levels of the stars: 10 = Icon (Blue Diamond), 9.5 = Legend (Platinum), 9 = Superstar (Gold), 8.5 = Star (Silver) and 8 = Rising Star (Bronze).

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Today, we’ll feature a man who is one of the NBA’s brightest rising stars and will participate in the Jordan Rising Stars Game, as well as the Skills Competition during NBA All-Star Weekend starting on Friday, February 17th, Orlando Magic rookie sensation Paolo Banchero.

Magic Man: A five-star recruit out of high school and the ACC Rookie of the Year at Duke, Paolo Banchero was the No. 1 overall pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2022 NBA Draft. Banchero has the ability to become the franchise’s Magic Man.

Rookie King: While the Magic are rebuilding, Banchero has shined in his rookie campaign. Currently averaging 20 PPG, Banchero became the second teenager in NBA history to record at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in a game since LeBron James.

Future Outlook: The 20-year-old Banchero has a bright future and could be the first rookie to average 20 PPG since Luka Doncic in 2018-19. Collectors have noticed Banchero’s upside and his cards are in demand now and should be moving forward.

Grade: 8 = Rising Star (Bronze)


Grading The Stars: Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic – 3 Cool Cards To Collect


2022-23 Hoops Teal Explosion #281
– A raw version of this card currently sells in the $70 – $90 range on eBay.

2022-23 Hoops Rise N Shine Memorabilia #RS-PBO – A raw version of this card currently sells in the $20 – $40 range on eBay.

2022-23 Hoops Rookie Ink #RI-PBC – A raw version of this card currently sells in the $350 – $500 range on eBay.

 

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