Member of the 2016 USA Men's U18 National Team that won a gold medal with a 5-0 record at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; the top four finish qualified the USA for the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 2.3 ppg., 4.5 rpg.and 1.8 bpg.
Signed a National Letter of Intent with Texas.
High School Notes
Attended La Lumiere School (Ind.), where in 2015-16 he helped his team to a 27-4 record and the finals of the 2016 DICKS’S Sporting Goods Nationals.
Averaged 23.0 ppg. and 14.0 rog. as a junior in 2014-15 at Mount Vernon Christian (Georgia).
Son of Sonja and James Banks; has one sister, Marissa.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia.
Started playing basketball when he was a freshman in high school
Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: Anthony Davis.
Unsure about what he plans on studying in college.
Favorite superhero: Static Shock.
Favorite movies: “Forrest Gump,” “Shawshank Redemption” and the entire Jason Bourne series.
Favorite sports aside from basketball: football and ping pong.
Favorite Olympian: Anthony Davis.
Best player ever faced: Adonis Green.
Last book read for pleasure: “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Would compare his game to: Anthony Davis and Wilt Chamberlain.