The top pick of the 2022 NBA Draft lived up to it. In his rookie season, he averaged 20 points on 43% FG shooting and added 6.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. He started off the year hot, scoring 20 or more points in each of his first six games. Though Banchero cooled off mid-season, he ended on a high note, accumulating three double-doubles in his final four games. Orlando could not have asked for a more promising start for their young forwards career.