Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski himself caught Paolo Banchero in the Blues’ 92-52 win over Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, despite the fact that the freshman is currently facing support responsibilities and aiding DWI.
Banchero’s charges stem from the arrest Sunday morning of Duke’s junior guard, Michael Savarino – Krzyzewski’s nephew – after the person was dragged over and charged with DWI, driving after drinking. alcohol under the age of 21 and violation of stop signs. The 20-year-old man, Banchero’s driver, has a blood alcohol level of 0.8. Banchero, who was also in the car, was released at the traffic stop.
Following Tuesday night’s win, Krzyzewski spoke to the media about his squad decision. He explained that Banchero’s involvement in the situation was completely different from that of his grandson. He also said that “the decisions we make are involved with the authorities, my superiors and we are taking action.”
Krzyzewski answered a question regarding the arrest of his nephew. While acknowledging there was a breach of standards from both Banchero and Savarino, he said the situation would be handled internally.
Coach K addresses the arrest and DWI charges against his nephew, Michael Savarino, and the involvement of freshman Paolo Banchero, who is accused of aiding and abetting DWI. pic.twitter.com/KKTAmwCPtP
– David Thompson (@daveth89) November 17, 2021
Banchero, the 2nd player in the 2021 league every General rankings of 247Sports, ending with 10 points on a 4/9 shot in victory. He added eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one save.
Banchero has a scheduled court date of December 8 regarding the arrest, while Savarino is scheduled for December 9 on DWI charges. According to an earlier statement from Krzyzewski, university officials will determine whether further action from the school is necessary.
Duke’s next game is at home against Lafayette at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.
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