The 6-foot-9, 230-pound junior forward led the Fighting Irish to a 23-6 record and the Class 3A state championship game this past season. Banchero averaged 22.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 blocks per game. A First Team All-State selection, he is also the Seattle Times Player of the Year and the Metro League MVP. Banchero is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2021 by Rivals.com.
Banchero has maintained a B average in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
Banchero has raised funds to benefit breast cancer research and has volunteered locally on behalf of an elementary school reading initiative as well as with youth basketball programs.