Coach Lamont Paris and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team will be adding former James Madison University three-year starter Darius Banks to the 2020-21 team, according to a post on Banks' Twitter feed this week.
A former three-star prospect who was rated as a top-200 national prospect, the country's No. 35 shooting guard and the No. 18 recruit out of Florida in 2017, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Banks started 88 of the 93 games he appeared in for the Dukes, averaging double figures in points each season.
He entered the NCAA transfer portal a month ago after JMU fired coach Louis Rowe.
Banks was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection this past season after averaging 12.1 points and five rebounds. His best season came as a sophomore in 2018-19 with a per-game scoring average of 12.3 points and a program-record 49.3% success rate from 3-point range (37-of-75) to go with averages of five rebounds, two assists and nearly two steals per game.
Banks, the career leading scorer at St. Petersburg High School, told primetimepreps.com he chose the Mocs over Florida Gulf Coast College, the University of Louisiana at LaFayette and the University of Texas at San Antonio.