2017 wing Darius Banks shows improvement

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- For the second event in a row, Darius Banks, a 2017 wing prospect, has stood out because of his scoring ability.

For the second weekend in a row, Darius Banks, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound wing out of St. Petersburg (Fla.) High, impressed Scout with his scoring ability. Last week at the City of Palms, Banks showed promise as a slasher and improving long-range threat. Then a week later on opening day of the Max Preps Holiday Classic, Banks went for 24 points and competed in a match up with five-star senior Malik Monk.

“I’m good going to the hoop, getting fouled and getting my teammates better, blocking, rebounding, just everything and passing the ball,” Banks told Scout when asked to describe his game.

“My mid-range game is [what I’ve been working on] the most,” he added.

Banks is a strong, physical wing prospect that possesses good athleticism. He’s aggressive when he has chances to drive the ball and is capable of finishing through contact at the rim.

In a viewing last week, Banks hit a pair of three-pointers. On Saturday, he hit three, including two from well behind the stripe, and tt’s clear he’s gaining confidence in his shooting.

At this stage, Banks has received scholarship offers from Florida Gulf Coast, UCFSouth Florida and Wyoming.

“It’s going alright,” Banks said of his recruitment. “It could be better, but I have to live with it right now.”

Banks, who taken an unofficial visit to Florida, also cited interest from the Gators, as well as StanfordVillanova and Virginia Tech.

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