Shaka Smart added his second commit to the 2016 class this morning, and this one was big.
James Banks, a 6’11 center originally from Atlanta but now a transfer student at La Lumiere in Indiana, announced at 8:30 Thursday morning his decision to play for Texas next year in a move that adds strength and versatility to this class. The Longhorns already have secured a verbal from Jacob Young, the No. 8 player in our 2016 rankings.
An athletic big man, Banks is a strong presence in the paint on both ends of the court, and shows some decent range in his shooting. He will have to bulk up some to body up against players in the Big 12 Conference, and maintaining his stamina and speed in Smart’s run-and-gun system will be a key factor in his success at the next level.
Below is a quick highlight video of Texas’ newest post man.