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2022 small ahead prospect Kaleb Banks remained affected person throughout the spring interval however was anxiously awaiting his first Division 1 basketball provides. That persistence paid off for the Fayette County (Ga.) Excessive College standout in early June.
In reality, his begin on the recruiting path was higher than he anticipated. After getting into this month with no provides, all of that modified over the course of 48 hours.
“It was kinda loopy,” mentioned the 6-foot-7 and 192-pound Banks. “One of many Mississippi State coaches referred to as my mother and talked to her for a bit. Then I referred to as the coaches they usually informed me I had a proposal from Mississippi State. Then not lengthy after that, Georgia supplied me after which Xavier supplied me the subsequent day. It was wild. I went from zero provides someday to having three provides in a few days. It was nice.”
Up to now, Banks mentioned he’s nonetheless studying extra about head coach Ben Howland and the Mississippi State program. He has realized a few of late as a consequence of his conversations with Mississippi State assistant coach Korey McCray, who shares lots in frequent with Banks.
“Coach McCray was the one who supplied me and we’re constructing an excellent relationship,” Banks mentioned. “We’re from the identical space in Atlanta so he is aware of the place I’m from and we all know loads of the identical individuals. I’m nonetheless studying extra about them however thus far, I like what I’ve heard from Coach McCray.”
Naturally, Banks is “keen” to get out and go to these faculties which have lately supplied. As soon as these journey considerations are lifted by the NCAA, Banks famous of the primary visits he needs to expertise.
“I actually want I might go to,” mentioned Banks. “These coaches are calling me and wanting me to be on their campus as soon as the virus is over and it’s robust ready on that. I’m so desperate to take my first visits and I wish to expertise that. You wish to see the coaches in particular person and see their campus for your self. Once I can I’m undoubtedly going to see Georgia and Mississippi State.”
As of late Banks is getting accustomed to a brand new ambiance and new coaches/teammates at Fayette County Excessive College. He spent his sophomore season at Spalding (Ga.) Excessive College and is worked up about his future at Fayette County.
“Final 12 months at Spalding we had an excellent begin however it went downhill after that,” mentioned Banks. “However I assumed i obtained higher and I improved on my management and my ballhandling. My pull-up jumper was improved, too.
“Proper now the transition to Fayette County has been going good. I like our coaches and I’m studying my new teammates, too.”