“I would like to thank the University of Texas, as well as the coaching staff, peers, teammates, and Longhorn Nation for the last two years,” said Banks in a statement released via Twitter. “You have helped me become the man I am today in character, academics, and athletics.”As a sophomore, Banks averaged 1.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks per game, in only three games this season. After averaging 12.4 minutes per game as a freshman, Banks’ playing time decreased this season, only averaging 6.8 minutes per game.
“I have obtained my release from the University of Texas and will look for opportunities elsewhere this spring,” said Banks. “My friendships, experiences, and connections are treasured and will last a lifetime. Thank you.”Follow Jacob on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook