Texas center James Banks (4) is defended by Angelo State's Michael Thomas (5) and Gustavs Puhovs (10) at the Frank Erwin Center on Nov. 2, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Former Longhorn James Banks to play basketball at Georgia Tech

Posted April 24th, 2018


Ex-Longhorn James Banks has found his next home.

Banks tweeted on Tuesday night that he will join the basketball team at Georgia Tech. Banks announced last month that he was transferring from Texas after two seasons with the Longhorns. The Georgia native will join a Georgia Tech team that went 13-19 during the 2017-18 season.

A 6-10 center, Banks struggled to find playing time at Texas during his sophomore season. He logged 95 minutes and averaged 1.6 points and 1.7 rebounds over his 14 games. Banks blocked five shots in his first game with the Longhorns, which was a record for a debuting freshman.

Banks’ transfer comes three days after former UT guard Jacob Young joined Rutgers’ basketball program.

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