Gene Banks


Gene Banks

Banks as an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards in 2012

Personal information

Born
(1959-05-15) May 15, 1959 (age 57)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality
American

Listed height
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)

Listed weight
215 lb (98 kg)

Career information

High school
West Philadelphia
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

College
Duke (1977–1981)

NBA draft
1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall

Selected by the San Antonio Spurs

Playing career
1981–1993

Position
Shooting guard / Small forward

Number
20

Career history

As player:

1981–1985
San Antonio Spurs

1985–1987
Chicago Bulls

1988–1989
Arimo Bologna

1989–1990
La Crosse Catbirds (CBA)

1990–1992
Maccabi Rishon Lezion (Israel)

1992–1993
Hapoel Herzliya (Israel)

As coach:

2009–2012
Washington Wizards (asst.)

Career highlights and awards

Third-team All-American – NABC (1981)
Third-team All-American – UPI (1979)
First-team All-ACC (1981)

Career NBA statistics

Points
5,305 (11.3 ppg)

Assists
1,335 (2.9 apg)

Rebounds
2,430 (5.8 rpg)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eugene Lavon “Gene” Banks (born May 15, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is one of a handful of players to make high school All-America three times. He was named to the McDonald’s American team in 1977 and was the very first McDonald’s Classic MVP. He also played in the prestigious Dapper Dan Scholastic High School All-American Basketball Classic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and won MVP honors of that game. He scored a career high 53 points in his senior year at West Philadelphia high school and was voted the number one high school player of the year, along with Albert King.

Contents

1 Basketball career

1.1 College and NBA years
1.2 Italian and Israeli leagues

2 Coaching
3 Honors
4 References
5 External links

Basketball career[edit]
College and NBA years[edit]
A 6’7″ forward born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Banks starred at Duke University, where he received the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year award in 1978. Banks was the sixth African American player in Duke’s history.[1] He also received team MVP honors three times. His Duke career is noteworthy in other regards as well. In 1981, during Mike Krzyzewski’s first year in the home game against the Blue Devils’ heated rival, the North Carolina Tar Heels, he hit the game-tying shot as time expired, sending the crowd into a
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