FORT MYERS, Fla. –
FGCU men’s basketball redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks
recently underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured bone in his right foot, head coach Dave Balza announced on Thursday.
Banks, an Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team selection last year, suffered a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot while playing over the summer. It’s the same injury that Banks suffered in 2008-09, but on the opposite foot.
“It’s unfortunate that this happened to Anthony, but he’s a tough kid that has a tremendous work ethic,” said Balza. “He’s gone through this injury before and I know he’ll come in and work hard to return as soon as possible. That being said, we’ll make sure to bring him along at a pace that’s going to get him back in the lineup for good.”
Banks was the team’s leading scorer (12.9) and rebounder (6.6) in 2009-10, figures that ranked 11th and eighth in the A-Sun, respectively. Banks finished in double figures 21 times, including a team-best four 20-point efforts. A native of Lantana, Fla., Banks ranked third in the A-Sun in field goal percentage (.567) and turned in five double-doubles. He led the team in scoring 11 times, rebounding on 14 occasions and both in the same game four times.