Gene Banks


Gene Banks

Infobox NBA Player
position = Small forwardShooting guard
nickname = Geno, Tinkerbell
height_ft = 6
height_in = 7
weight_lb = 215
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date and age|1959|5|15
birth_place = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
college = Duke University
draft = 28th overall
draft_year = 1981
career_start = 1981
career_end = 1994
former_teams = San Antonio Spurs (1981–1985)
Chicago Bulls (1985–1987)
Arimo Bologna (1988–1989)
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Israel (1990–1992)
Bnei Herzeliya (1992–1993)
Hapoel Gvat Ha'emek (1993–1994)

Eugene Lavon "Gene" Banks (born May 15 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player. He is one of a handful of players to make high school All-America three times.

A 6'7" forward, Banks starred at Duke University, where he received the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year award in 1978. He also received team MVP honors three times. He went on to play six seasons in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs and the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 11.3 points per game spanning over 468 games in his professional NBA career.

In the 1988-1989 season he played in Italy for Arimo Bologna. In the 1991 and 1992 seasons, he played for the Maccabi Rishon LeZion club, in 1993 at the Bne Herzelia club, and in 1994 for the Hapoel Gvat club, all clubs in Israel.

Banks was inducted into the Duke Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994. During the late 1990s, Banks served as women's basketball coach at Bluefield State College.

*Was second only to Albert King among the nations' preps as a senior at West Philadelphia.

External links

* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/banksge01.html Career statistics]
* [http://www.dukeupdate.com/Alumni/gene_banks.htm Duke Update]
* [http://195.56.77.208/player/?id=BAN-GEN-59&year=1988 Player Profile - Legabasket.it]


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