Rivalshoops.com is fortunate enough to be based in an area of the country where many of the top players compete on the high school level. It's just the way the geographic picture worked out for us and for this country.
Most of the country's population resides on the East Coast (per square mile) and naturally you get quite a few top players in this area. It also gives us the opportunity to watch many of these players since they are so close to our homes too.
One such player is Sean Banks, a 6-7, 190-pound swingman from Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey. Sean averaged 17 points and four rebounds last season for Bergen Catholic last year. He is slightly above those averages this year. Banks will play with the T5T Playaz this summer too.
Sean is one of the rising stars in the Class of 2003. A wing with face-the-basket skills, Banks can drill the open three as well as convert slashing buckets.
Banks is an all-around offensive threat capable of handling the ball and scoring in the post. Sean definitely has the skills to be a top 50 national prospect in his class. It's likely Banks will find himself on some top 10-25 lists too.
Early on in the process, Sean is hearing from North Carolina, Missouri, Providence, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Syracuse, Villanova, Connecticut, Louisville, St. John's, Seton Hall, and Duke.
Banks says he does not have a leader and is still open in his recruiting process. Each night, a college coach or two takes in a Banks game and walks away impressed.