Banchero was charged in November after police stopped him and teammate Michael Savarino, grandson of coach Mike Krzyzewski, while driving in the early hours of the morning in Orange County, North Carolina. Savarino reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the night after he was stopped by police for driving a stop sign and then scored “bad” on a field sobriety test.
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, driving after drinking under the age of 21 and for driving through a stop sign. Banchero, whose car was being driven by Savarino, was in the passenger seat and was initially charged with aiding and abetting drunk driving.
and two other charges were dropped. Banchero’s charge, which had been pending for several months, was dropped as a result of Savarino’s admission of guilt, according to the report.
Last season, Banchero averaged 17.2 points and 7.8 rebounds for Duke. He was selected by the Orlando Magic with the first pick in the draft earlier this year. Savarino has since graduated from Duke University and transferred to New York University, where he will finish his university career this fall.