Duke basketball player Michael Savarino, grandson of coach Mike Krzyzewski, to face DWI charges along with Paolo Banchero

Duke guard Michael Savarino, grandson of coach Mike Krzyzewski, and star freshman Paolo Banchero face DWI-related charges following Savarino’s arrest early Sunday morning.

According to court records obtained by the Raleigh News & Observer, Savarino was arrested for DWI while Banchero was charged with aiding and abetting DWI.

Savarino was pulled over early Sunday morning following a stop sign violation and an ensuing breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol content of .08. Banchero was charged and released.

“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.”

Savarino’s court date is Dec. 9, according to the paper; Banchero’s is Dec. 8.

Duke hosts Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night; the status of both players has not been announced.

Banchero is a potential No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft and is averaging 19.3 points and 8.7 rebounds through three college games. Savarino is a former walk-on who was put on scholarship last summer.

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