Orlando Magic’s Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner took strides during the Friday night Rising Stars tournament in the NBA All Star Weekend.
Banchero made nine points, five rebounds and a single assist for Team Pau in the matchup against Team Deron, according to the NBA. He later scored four points, one rebound, a block and a steal in a 25-20 Jordan Rising Stars championship victory over Team Joakim.
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Wagner didn’t score during the matchup, but he did take three rebounds and saw plenty of action during the defeat to Banchero’s team.
Banchero is expected to return to Vivint Arena on Saturday to compete in the Kia Skills Challenge, which consists of a three-round competition involving three teams of three players. During that competition, Banchero is slated to team up with rookies Jabari Smith, Jr. and Jaden Ivey.