The 2022 NBA draft had the No. 1 pick, and the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero.
It was somewhat surprising considering that Banchero had never met with the Magic and that consensus among the league was that Auburn's JabariSmith Jr. would be heading to Orlando.
Banchero was the one who heard his name called for the first time. Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren went No. 2 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Smith was taken by the Houston Rockets with the No. 3.
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Keegan Murray, a forward from Iowa, was drafted by the Sacramento Kings. The Detroit Pistons completed the top five with the selection of Purdue's guard Jaden Ivey.
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