November 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Paolo Banchero Charged With Aiding And Abetting DWI

Nov 16, 2021 2:53 PM

Paolo Banchero faces a DWI-related charges after Duke teammate Michael Savarino's arrest early Sunday morning.

Savarino is the grandson of Mike Krzyzewski. 

According to court records obtained by The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Savarino, 20, was arrested on DWI charges and Banchero, 19, was charged with aiding and abetting DWI.

Savarino had a blood alcohol content of 0.08.

"We are reviewing a legal matter involving two members of the men's basketball team," Krzyzewski said in a statement to the newspaper. "Any further actions as a result of this situation will ultimately be determined by the Vice President/Director of Athletics and University officials."

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

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Wooden Award Announces Preseason Top-50 Watch List

Nov 9, 2021 2:09 PM

The Wooden Award announced its preseason top 50 watch list, headlined by trios from Gonzaga, UCLA and Kansas.

Max Abrams, Oral Roberts

Ochai Agbaji, Kansas

Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech

Eric Ayala, Maryland

Armando Bacot, North Carolina

Patrick Baldwin Jr., UW-Milwaukee

Paolo Banchero, Duke

Emoni Bates, Memphis

Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse

Matt Bradley, San Diego State

Tyger Campbell, UCLA

Marcus Carr, Texas

Julian Champagnie, St. John's

Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee

Kofi Cockburn, Tennessee

Andre Curbelo, Illinois

Kendrick Davis, SMU

Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

Jalen Duren, Memphis

Tyson Etienne, Wichita State

Adam Flagler, Baylor

Dawson Garcia, North Carolina

Collin Gillespie, Villanova

Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers

Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

Caleb Houston, Michigan

Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

Johnny Juzang, UCLA

E.J. Liddell, Ohio State

Kyle Lofton, St. Bonaventure

Remy Martin, Kansas

Matthew Mayer, Baylor

David McCormack, Kansas

Isaiah Mobley, USC

Iverson Molinar, Mississippi State

Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga

Scotty Pippen Jr., Vanderbilt

Jahvon Quinerly, Alabama

Will Richardson, Oregon

Marcus Sasser, Houston

Jaden Shackelford, Alabama

Terrence Shannon Jr., Texas Tech

Jabari Smith, Auburn

Drew Timme, Gonzaga

TyTy Washington Jr., Kentucky

Trevion Williams, Purdue

Mark Williams, Duke

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Justinian Jessup Returns To Illawarra in Australia

Nov 1, 2021 9:20 AM

Golden State Warriors 2020 second-round pick Justinian Jessup will again play in Australia during the 2021-22 season. Jessup spent last season with the Illawarra Hawks, after being drafted by the Warriors.

Jessup played in 2021 Las Vegas Summer League for Golden State. He started all five games and averaged 12.4 points per game on 42.9% shooting from behind the arc.

Jessup was drafted with the 51st pick after being a four-year starter for Boise State. He was then sent to Australia as a draft-and-stash player. The 6-foot-6 wing started 38 games for Illawarra. He averaged 13.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game as a rookie in the NBL.

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