BIOGRAPHY

Birthplace:

Philadelphia, PA

Residence:

Greensboro, NC

Gene Banks

Birthdate: May 15, 1959

Team: West Philadelphia High School 1975-1977

Speedboys

 

Weight: 210lbs.

Height: 6‘6

Went to Duke in 1977

Shoe size: 13.5

Number: 20

Average points

per game:

Average blocks

per game:

Average assists

per game:

Average rebounds

per game:

5.3
17.1
2.4
25.3
High School / Scholastic  Awards
Awards
INTERESTING INFO

All Public League First Team 

1975-1977

All City Title/League First Team 

1975-1977

USA Parade Magazine All America  

1975-1977

USA National Player of the Year

1977

USA Team Scholastic National Champions

1977
  • Gene had to have a Philadelphia Pretzel before the start of each game. A ritual that was executed before he played

  • Gene won every MVP  award of every tournament played by the Speedboys (Seagull Classics, Knights of Columbus, Pitt-Johnson Classic)

  • Gene was the first McDonald's All American and McDonald's Game MVP. He won the All-American Dapper Dan All-Star Classic MVP the next night

  • Gene's number "20" worn throughout his career, was retired in the rafters of West Philadelphia High School

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