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Texas basketball lands five-star center James Banks
Posted October 8th, 2015
Brian Davis American-Statesman Staff
In what may be a gigantic domino for coach Shaka Smart’s recruiting efforts, James Banks, a five-star center from La Lumiere School in Indiana, announced on Thursday he had verbally committed to Texas.
The 6-feet, 10-inch Banks is rated the nation’s 45th-best player in the nation, according to Scout. ESPN has him pegged as the 56th-best player in the nation. Banks chose UT over Vanderbilt.
“I would like to say thank you to every staff in the country that recruited me and believed in me,” Banks said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I appreciate you seeing something in me that could take your program to the next level. I enjoyed the process however I have decided to become a TEXAS LONGHORN!!! #Hook’Em”
The Longhorns need as many big recruits as possible. Going into the 2015-16 season, Cam Ridley, Prince Ibeh and Connor Lammert are all seniors.