Banks, a 6-foot-8 forward/center, played two seasons at Texas and has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Were he to play this season, he would be helpful for Tech’s depth in the frontcourt. Pastner has two scholarship post players, Abdoulaye Gueye and Sylvester Ogbonda. Gueye is prone to foul trouble, and Ogbonda played 21 minutes last season.
Pastner said that Banks runs the floor well, can protect the rim and has improved with his ball skills. At Texas, he averaged 1.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 10.7 minutes in his two seasons. Pastner also likes the way that Banks plays with energy and communicates on the floor.