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2009-10 Men's Basketball
Anthony Banks
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Anthony Banks
Anthony Banks

POS.F
HT.6-6
WT.210
YR.R-Fr.
HOMETOWNLantana, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLSantaluces HS

At A Glance
Started all 59 games in his career … back-to-back 100+ offensive rebound seasons make him the all-time leader with 206 … just 188 points shy of 1,000 for his career and with 118 rebounds can become the first 1,000-point and 500-rebound performer in school history … led the team in scoring and rebounding each of his first two seasons and has reached double figures in 48 of 59 games … fourth all-time in scoring (812) and second in rebounding (382).

As A Sophomore (2010-11)
Game-By-Game Stats | A-Sun All-Conference Teams
Earned Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team honors after leading the team with 14.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game …named to the A-Sun Preseason All-Conference team … started all 30 games … ranked sixth in the A-Sun in scoring and tied for seventh in rebounding … grabbed 100+ offensive rebounds for the second straight season, one of 14 players in the nation to do so … averaged 3.53 offensive caroms per game to rank second in the A-Sun … also shot 49 percent (164-335) from the field and 71 percent (110-155) from the free throw line … scored in double figures a team-best 27 times, including five performances of 20+ points … led the team in scoring 11 times, rebounding 11 times and both in the same game on seven occasions … had four double-doubles … grabbed at least three offensive rebounds in 23 games and five or more eight times … played 30 or more minutes 18 times to average 30.9 for the season … also led the team in scoring (13.6) and rebounding (6.4) in A-Sun play … scored 16 points on 8-of-10 from the free throw line at Indiana (Nov. 12, 2010) in the season opener … first double-double of the season came during a win at Grambling State (Nov. 20, 2010) in the form of 15 points and 10 rebounds … turned in arguably his best game of the season against Miami (Nov. 27, 2010) with game-highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds, equaling his own single-game record of nine offensive caroms, for his second double-double … Miami game started a three-game stretch of 21 offensive rebounds … averaged 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.0 offensive boards over the opening weekend of A-Sun play in Jacksonville … went for 19 points and seven rebounds at UNF (Dec. 2, 2010) … grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and added 18 points at Jacksonville (Dec. 4, 2010) … began back-to-back games with 20 points by going for his fourth double-double in the opening nine games with 23 points and 10 rebounds at Toledo (Dec. 18, 2010) … knocked down 10-of-14 from the field the following game in a home win over N.C. Central (Dec. 21) … reached double figures in six of the next seven games … scored 13 of 24 points in the three overtimes at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011) … set career-highs for free throw makes (14) and attempts (24) against the Hatters while adding nine rebounds … scored 17 points on 7-of-16 from the field to end a 10-game double figure streak … poured in a career-high 25 points on 8-of-15 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line at Western Kentucky (Feb. 14, 2011) … added six offensive rebounds during nine-rebound effort at WKU … closed the season with six straight double figure games, missing a double-double by one rebound in four of those contests.

Summer Of 2010
Traveled to China with Team Sports Reach, a Christian Sports Ministry that was founded in 1986 … played five games against college teams and Pro B squads … averaged 23.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game while shooting 74 percent (54-73) from the field … played with FGCU teammate Hunter Miller.

As A Freshman (2009-10)
Game-By-Game Stats
 
Turned in one of the best freshman campaigns in program history … became just the second player in FGCU history to be named the Atlantic Sun All-Rookie team ... only player to start all 29 games … averaged team-highs of 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, figures that ranked 11th and eighth in the A-Sun, respectively … ranked among the A-Sun leaders in five different categories … first player in program history to grab 100 offensive rebounds in a season … .567 field goal percentage was good for fifth all-time in program history and ranked third in the A-Sun … played a team-best 27.9 minutes per game, including 30 or more minutes in 12 games … upped his averages to 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds over 20 A-Sun games … reached double figures in 15 conference contests … led the team in scoring 11 times, rebounding on 14 occasions and both in the same game four times … scored in double figures 21 times, highlighted by four 20-point efforts … also corralled a team-high five double-doubles … grabbed an offensive rebound in 28 of 29 games, including five or more in a contest on nine occasions …also ranked second on the team with 24 blocks and tied for third with 28 steals … turned in seven multi-block and seven multi-steal games … reached double figures in six of the first eight games … capped the opening eight games with 21 points on 9-of-15 from the field and seven rebounds at USC Upstate (Dec. 14) … picked up first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, including six offensive, during a win over BIG EAST foe DePaul (Dec. 22) … averaged 13.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in January (10 games) … turned in a gutsy effort against Jacksonville (Jan. 10), going for 14 points and 12 rebounds, highlighted by a career-high nine on the offensive end … equaled season-high of 12 rebounds two games later at ETSU (Jan. 16), including seven offensive caroms, and added 15 points for third double-double … had 21 offensive rebounds over a three-game stretch against Jacksonville, Campbell (Jan. 14) and ETSU … scored 18 points and 12 points, respectively, against Kennesaw State (Jan. 22) and Mercer (Jan. 24) … posted team-highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds during a win over Stetson (Jan. 27) … missed putting together second straight double-double with 13 points and nine boards at Kennesaw State (Jan. 30) … went 9-of-15 from the field en route to 23 points and 10 rebounds, including seven offensive, at Mercer (Feb. 1) … scored a season-high 24 points on 11-of-15 from the field at Jacksonville (Feb. 11).

High School
Prepped at Santaluces Community High School for coach Willie Gibson … was named first team All-State (6A) at Santaluces … named Palm Beach County Player of the Year … averaged 16.2 points and 12.2 rebounds per game as a senior … led Santaluces to District Championship.

Personal
Son of Sylvester and Dele Banks … born on Nov. 20, 1989 … proud father of Keon Banks … has four siblings; Sylvester III (22), Taquirra Wotten (22), Silverian (6) and Tre Anthony (3) … criminal justice major.

Career-Highs
Points:
25 at Western Kentucky (Feb. 14, 2011)
Rebounds: 14 at Jacksonville (Dec. 4, 2010)
Offensive Rebounds: 9, twice, last vs. Miami (Nov. 27, 2010)
Assists: 4 vs. Lipscomb (Jan. 5, 2011)
Steals: 4 at USC Upstate (Dec. 14, 2009)
Blocks: 4 at Belmont (Jan. 28, 2011)
Field Goals: 11 at Jacksonville (Feb. 11, 2010)
Field Goals Attempted: 20 at Campbell (Jan. 20, 2011)
Three-Pointers: None
Three-Pointers Attempted: 1, twice, last vs. Stetson (Feb. 21, 2011)
Free Throws: 14 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)
Free Throws Attempted: 24 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)
Minutes: 49 at Stetson (Jan. 25, 2011)

Superlative Stats
Double Figure Points:
48
20+ Points: 9
3+ Offensive Rebounds: 40
5+ Offensive Rebounds: 17
7+ Rebounds: 24
Double Figure Rebounds: 9
Double-Doubles: 9
5+Field Goals: 39
10+ Field Goals: 2
Multi-Steals: 11
Multi-Blocks: 8
30+ Minutes: 30