March 19, 2013
Sean Banks - Banks has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. He was arrested in the summer of 2011 and accused of being part of the "James Bond gang", a sophisticated band of thieves in operation for decades, and then arrested again in January on various charges while still awaiting trial for the previous ones.
August 21, 2010
- Sean Banks - One time Memphis forward Sean Banks seems to have left the problems of his youth behind him; unfortunately, his career has hit a slight lull. After big seasons in 2006-07 and 2007-08, in both the D-League and Puerto Rico, Banks struggled with injuries last year and missed pretty much all of it. Lesser talented players are currently in the NBA, and more are listed above.
May 8, 2010
Britain (and England in particular) are starting to place some good big men prospects abroad. Joel Freeland was a first round draft pick of the Blazers back in 2006, who is slowly making a name for himself in the powerhouse Spanish ACB. Another Blazers draft pick, Dante Cunningham, has also worked out for the British team, although he doesn't have the pre-requisite passport yet. Former Hornets forward Sean Banks is also eligible for a British passport, and supposedly in the process of getting one. And other British big man prospects that you may have heard of include Dan Clark (Estudiantes Madrid, ACB), Justin Robinson (Rider), Eric Boateng (just graduated from Arizona State University) and Matthew Bryan-Amaning (University of Washington).
January 5, 2010
- Sean Banks
Banks spent last season in Turkey, signed with Darussafaka. He averaged 13.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists, which are good all-around numbers, but he also shot 21% from three point range. This wouldn't have been too bad had three pointers not accounted for a third of all his shot attempts.
This season, Banks has not played anywhere. He signed in Jordan a couple of weeks ago to play with a team called Zain, who seem to be pursuing lots of former NBA talents this year (more on that later). However, Banks was released soon afterwards as he needed another month to recover from an injury. I don't know what injury.
Nothing seems to have materialised about Banks' chances of playing for the British national team. Banks' father was born in England and still lives there, which entitles him to apply for a British passport, something which he expressed an interest in doing 18 months ago. However, as far as I can tell, he either still hasn't done it, or it didn't work out. It would be great if it did.