Gianni Petrucci outspoken about Paul Banchero on national team

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Gianni Petrucci wants Paolo Banchero at Worlds.

FIP President Gianni Petrucci, during the Trento Sports Festival, spoke about Paolo Banchero, first pick of the Orlando Magic at the last Nba Draft

The federation’s number one had his say on the possibility of seeing the player with Gianmarco Pozzecco’s national team: “The chance that he could wear the Azzurri jersey is real, because he has chosen to have our passport. He recently even took a picture of himself with our national team jersey, and Trainotti was there to talk to his parents.”

The goal is to see him in the Italbasket blue jersey at the 2023 World Cup: “We hope to have him with us at the World Cup: we definitely have a chance. That’s why both Gianmarco Pozzecco and Salvatore Trainotti are going to the United States, to talk with the club first and then with the player himself. To be able to count on him would be a wonderful news: he has been the absolute first choice, he will certainly strengthen us.”

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