32  Sean Banks
Sean Banks


Englewood, N.J.

High School:
Bergen Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 210




2005 Wooden Award preseason candidate
2004 ESPN.com National Freshman of the Year
2004 Conference USA Freshman of the Year

2004-05 Preseason
Named to the 2004-05 John Wooden Award preseason top 50 list.

2003-04 Season
ESPN.com's National Freshman of the Year
C-USA Freshman of the Year
All-C-USA first team
The Sporting News, Basketball Times and Collegeinsider.com National Freshman All-America Team

Netted double figures in 26 of 30 games, including 15 of 16 C-USA regular-season contests ... Scored 20 or more points 12 times, including last six games of regular season ... Averaged 25.5 points in those final six games of the regular season ... Hit six treys four times in 2003-04 ... Is the only player in Tiger history to have hit at least six treys four times in a career ... In the four games he hit six treys, shot a combined 77.4 percent from the arc (24-of-31) ... Scored 28 points at Cincinnati ... Shot 10-of-17 (58.8 percent) from the field vs. the Bearcats ... Had a string of 30-straight FTs come to an end vs. Louisville (2nd game) ... The streak stretched over seven games (Feb. 4-28) ... Tied a career high with six treys vs. TCU (2nd game) ... Scored 21 of 24 points vs. UAB in second half ... Tied a career high with four assists vs. the Blazers ... Had 28 points vs. Marquette ... Hit a career-high 10 FGs and tied a career best with six treys vs. the Golden Eagles ... Had 14 points, seven boards, four assists (career high) and three blocks vs. Louisville (1st game) ... Played a career-best 39 minutes vs. the Cardinals ... Hit 2 FTs with 5:23 left to tie game at 55-all, and Memphis would not trail the rest of the game vs. Louisville ... Had fourth dbl-dbl of year with 26 pts, 13 rebs vs. TCU (1st game) ... Scored all nine points in a 9-2 Tiger run that turned a 62-67 deficit to a 71-69 lead vs. TCU ... Career-high five blocks vs. TCU ... Averaged 20.4 pts, 7.1 rebs in seven games from Dec. 29-Jan. 24 (four 20-pt games) ... Shot 52.3 FG and 73.7 FT in that seven-game stretch ... Scored a career-high 29 points vs. Charlotte ... Third dbl-dbl with 29 points and 10 boards vs. the 49ers ... Had 22 points and seven rebounds vs. Villanova ... Posted 13 points and eight rebounds vs. Missouri ... Hit a key baseline running jumper to give Memphis a 58-53 lead with under two minutes to play vs. Missouri ... Also hit a FT with :03 on the clock for the 61-59 final over Missouri ... Had only nine points vs. Samford, but scored five points in the final 1:33 to help the Tigers to the win ... His trey with 1:33 left gave Memphis a 61-59 lead and his layup with :19 left proved to be the game-winning hoop (63-62) ... Scored 18 points vs. Ole Miss (5-of-8 FG, 4-of-6 treys, 4-of-4 FT) ... Had 24 points (7-of-13 FG, 6-of-9 treys, 4-of-6 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks vs. Tennessee-Martin ... Recorded second dbl-dbl with 12 pts and 10 rebs vs. Austin Peay ... Posted a double-double of 10 points and 14 boards in his collegiate debut vs. Wake Forest at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

High School
Claimed his second-consecutive all-state honors in his final prep season at Bergen Catholic High School ... Averaged 20.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 4.0 blocks an outing as a senior ... Led his squad to a 26-4 record his senior campaign ... Set Bergen Catholic school records for most points, blocks and field goals in a career. under Coach Joseph Dionisio ... Ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 8 prep prospect, heading into his senior season after averaging 17.2 points and 6.5 rebounds as a junior ... Named first-team all-county for a second-straight year as a junior, along with being selected all-region and all-state ... Was also named to the all-Northern New Jersey Intercollegiate League squad ... Helped lead his prep squad to a 25-7 record and Class A state championship, a division which includes the state's largest parochial schools, his junior year ... Earned all-county and averaged 17 points as a sophomore.

Son of Jacquline Mingo ... Has five brothers and one sister -- Michael (14), Dieon (10), Tim (8), Cierra and Daniel (6), Edward "Rocky" (4) ... Born on Jan. 20, 1985, in New York, N.Y. ... Full name is Sean Anthony Banks ... Is undeclared on his major.

Banks' Career Statistics

Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   3P-3PA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Reb  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2003-04.  30-30  1032/34.4  161-371  .434   62-163  .380  137-189  .725  66-128  194  6.5  63-0   34  73  28  20  521/17.4
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