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Report: Duke men's basketball's Paolo Banchero to play against Gardner-Webb

Paolo Banchero averaged 19.3 points per game as Duke opened its season 3-0.
Paolo Banchero averaged 19.3 points per game as Duke opened its season 3-0.

Freshman Paolo Banchero will play and start against Gardner-Webb, David Thompson of The Fayetteville Observer first reported Tuesday evening. 

Banchero and Michael Savarino are both facing DWI-related charges after Savarino was arrested at 1:10 a.m. Sunday morning. Savarino was driving Banchero's 2017 white Jeep and Banchero was in the back seat of the car when a North Carolina Highway Patrol officer pulled Savarino over for a stop sign violation. 

At the time of publishing, it was unclear if Savarino would be in uniform, although he was not a participant in team warmups. 


Jake C. Piazza

Jake Piazza is a Trinity junior and sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.

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