With Indiana’s main class of 2022 targets beginning to come into focus, it is time to bring back our annual profile pages for the priority prospects. These pages are a one-stop shop for all the latest information on the key IU basketball recruits you want to know about.
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At the bottom of each profile page is all recent coverage of the individual player, including both original reporting by The Daily Hoosier and links to key information from other outlets. These profile pages will be updated regularly with new content, so check back often for updates. The bottom line — if you want to know the latest with a priority class of 2022 recruit, these pages are the place to go.
This 2022 profile page covers Georgia forward Kaleb Banks.
Status — COMMITTED TO INDIANA (July 23, 2021)
Hometown – Fayetteville, Georgia (Fayette County H.S.)
Position – Small forward / stretch four
Height – 6-foot-8
Weight – 215
AAU – Atlanta Celtics (Adidas)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star / No. 92
Primary Competition – Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Mississippi State, Xavier, Miami (Fla.)
Timeline — Look for Banks to make a late summer decision after he completes visits and AAU basketball.
Indiana Connections — Indiana offered Banks a scholarship soon after new assistant coach Yasir Rosemond was hired in April. Rosemond hails from Atlanta and trained Banks before joining the staff.
Numbers — Banks averaged 23.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for Fayette County as a junior. He shot 63 percent from the field overall including 38 percent from behind the arc on 105 attempts. Banks added 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and .5 blocks per game.
COACH AND RECRUITING SERVICE ASSESSMENTS
“He’s got an ability to score the ball at all three levels. Create his own shot and be able to flow athletically. His handle is really a work in progress. He started developing it last summer and throughout the school year he got so comfortable with it. We put a lot of responsibility on him as a creator for our team this summer. He’s really flourishing in that role. We like his progress for sure. I think he’s better at being patient. Last year he was really quick. Now we’re getting him to slow down, use his talents and a little more of his IQ.”
— Greg Robinson, AAU coach to The Daily Hoosier
“A lean and wiry strong junior, Banks is in the 6’7/6’8” range, doesn’t lack for confidence and has impressive physical tools. He’s a toughness guy whose skill has really developed whether it be in the post, going off the dribble or making decisions. His game is about versatility.”
— Eric Bossi, 247Sports national analyst
“I am a versatile player on defense, I can guard the one through four out there, and I will be able to guard the five as I work on my strength and get bigger. I feel I can bang with the big guys and just handle the little guys,”
“I like Coach Woodson and his NBA background,” Banks said. “I like Indiana as a whole. I like the fans. I like the tradition. It’s just a good basketball school. I feel like it fits me well. At the rate the game is going, with the versatility I bring to the table, it seems like what this guy is looking for.”
“I like Indiana because of Coach Woodson and the new coaching staff they brought in and the style of offense they want to bring into there program will prepare me for the next level.”
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS
#Gibbons 1-on-1 with Austin Smith:
Kaleb Banks, 6’8, 2022 F
– Atlanta Celtics (@AtlantaCeltics)
– Fayette County High School (@FayetteBball)@Kalebb_3 @_A_Smith pic.twitter.com/MN0c28s8q2
— HoopSeen (@hoopseen) May 17, 2021
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GO HERE for more class of 2022 profile pages for Indiana’s top prospects
KEY BANKS CONTENT FROM OTHER OUTLETS (check back for updates)
- 2022 four-star Kaleb Banks showcases his upside, says decision coming soon (247, April, 2021)
- Kaleb Banks planning to trim his list this summer (Rivals, April, 2021)
- Gibbons recruiting update: Kaleb Banks (HoopSeen, May, 2021).
ALL BANKS CONTENT FROM THE DAILY HOOSIER:
Bench woes cost Indiana at Michigan State
Watch: Woodson, Banks and Reneau discuss Indiana win over Ohio State
Indiana men’s basketball rolls in exhibition game against Saint Francis
Two things we’re watching for in the IU-Marian exhibition game
Close friends Jalen Hood-Schifino and Malik Reneau carrying big expectations for IU basketball
Look: IU basketball posts quick Q&A with the freshmen
IU basketball: Freshman Kaleb Banks impressing at a position where there’s opportunity to play early
Watch: Summer Q&A with IU basketball freshman Kaleb Banks
Look: IU basketball releases photos and video of the arrival of the class of 2022
A look at the final rankings of IU basketball’s 2022 signees at the four main national outlets
Watch: Senior season highlights of Indiana 2022 signee Kaleb Banks
Mike Woodson comments on new Indiana 2022 signee Malik Reneau
ESPN and Rivals finalize their 2022 recruiting rankings
Georgia based future Hoosiers Banks and Newton earn All-State honors
Watch: An in-depth behind the scenes look at IU basketball signee Kaleb Banks
IU basketball to host pair of 2024 prospects Tuesday, had signee and two 2023 prospects in on Sunday
IU basketball announces signing of 2022 commits C.J. Gunn, Jalen Hood-Schifino and Kaleb Banks
Kaleb Banks chose Indiana because it’s ‘the right place to be in my heart’
IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2022 forward Kaleb Banks commits to Indiana
Kaleb Banks after IU visit: ‘They fit me and I can fit them’
IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2022 top-100 forward Kaleb Banks has set an Indiana official visit
IU basketball recruiting: 2022 forward Kaleb Banks sees Indiana as fit for his fast emerging versatile game
IU basketball recruiting: Hoosiers offer 2022 4-star forward Kaleb Banks
Yasir Rosemond gives IU basketball a national recruiting network