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Player Q&A: IU basketball wing Kaleb Banks discusses offseason development



IU basketball wing Kaleb Banks spoke with the media via Zoom on Tuesday and discussed his offseason development. (Indiana Basketball)

IU basketball sophomore wing Kaleb Banks spoke with the media via Zoom on Tuesday.

Banks discussed his offseason development, role in year two and stepping up in key areas this season.

Banks, a Georgia native, was a part of the 2022 IU basketball freshman class that also featured Jalen Hood-Schifino, Malik Reneau, and CJ Gunn. Banks was the second player to commit to Indiana in the 2022 class.

As a freshman, Banks minutes varied from game-to-game and only often saw time on the floor when the matchups were right or minutes opened up due to injuries. He appeared in a total of 24 games and only averaged 5.6 minutes per those 24 games.

His highest amount of points scored in a single game last year was eight points in both IU basketball’s wins over Bethune-Cookman and Elon.

Indiana beat out schools such as Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech and others to land a commitment from Banks. IU basketball associate head coach Yasir Rosemond was the lead recruiter for Banks due to his ties in the Atlanta area.

Banks is expected to see a major increase in playing time due to his versatility to play multiple positions and open minutes in the wing/forward spots.

More Offseason Q&A’s: Malik Reneau, Calbert Cheaney, Trey Galloway, CJ Gunn

Below is the full Q&A.

SEE ALSO: CJ Gunn ready for ‘challenge’ in year two with IU basketball: ‘I didn’t come here to be comfortable.’

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