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Endia Banks

position

Guard

Height

5-9

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Duluth, Ga.

High School

Duluth

Endia Banks - Women's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

As a Freshman (2017-18): All-ACC Academic Team
One of four Hurricanes to play in all 32 games and one of two to start each of them … Posted one double-double … Registered double-digit points on 10 occasions, including eight times in 16 non-conference games and four in a row, logging 15 twice to bookend the season … Grabbed five-plus rebounds on 11 occasions, with eight-plus four times and 10 twice … Tallied five-plus assists a team-high nine times, with six-plus in four outings … Paced the Hurricanes in assists (2.7) and minutes (26.4) … Finished third on the team in rebounding (4.4) and field goal percentage (min. 2 FGM per game, 44.6) … Placed fourth in made field goals (99) and steals (1.1), as well as fifth in scoring (7.7) and offensive rebounding (1.1) … Led or co-led the Hurricanes in assists 11 times, scoring five times, steals five times and rebounding three times … Tied for the team lead in most assists (eight) and minutes (36) in a single game … One of two Hurricanes to make six free throws in a game without a miss and one of three to connect on multiple 3-pointers in an outing without a miss … Posted the fourth-best field goal percentage (70.0, 7-of-10) in an NCAA Tournament game in program history … Ranked third among ACC freshmen in assists, fourth in field goal percentage (min. 2 FGM per game) and fifth in steals (min. 15 GP), as well as seventh in scoring (min. 15 GP) and eighth in rebounding … In ACC-only action, placed second among league freshmen in assists (2.5) and fourth in field goal percentage (min. 2 FGM per game, 44.4), plus sixth in rebounding (4.1) and ninth in scoring (6.8) … Joined classmate Mykea Gray as the first Miami freshmen to start every game since Shenise Johnson in 2008-09 … One of three freshmen to earn All-ACC Academic Team recognition … In her first collegiate game, totaled a season-high 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting, the former a season best in makes, to go along with eight rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes versus FIU (11/10) … Notched a game-high five assists against Vermont (11/12) … Led Miami in points (11) and assists (five) at Colorado (11/18) … Scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting while notching a season- and co-game-high three steals against No. 15/15 Maryland (11/26) … Totaled 10 points in the triumph over Michigan State (11/30), connecting on all six of her free throws to set a season high in makes … Had a team-high 10 points along with six rebounds and her first made 3-pointer versus St. John’s (12/3) … Compiled a team-high 13 points with a season- and game-high eight assists in the win over No. 20/23 Kentucky (12/10) … Co-led Miami with three steals, tying a season high, against Alabama State (12/15), adding six boards … Pulled down a season- and co-game-high 10 boards and added five assists versus Sacramento State (12/18) … Recorded a co-game-high 14 points, co-team-high six rebounds and game-high five assists in a season- and game-high 36 minutes, adding a season-high-tying three steals and season-best eight free-throw attempts, against Southern Illinois (12/20) … Notched a game-high four assists and season-high-tying three steals in the victory over No. 14/15 Duke (12/31) … At second-ranked Notre Dame (1/4), totaled eight points, six rebounds and a team-high six assists … Scored a team-high 14 points, her most in ACC play, on 6-of-10 shooting and dished out a team-best six assists at No. 13/12 Florida State (1/11) … Stuffed the stat sheet at North Carolina (2/4), compiling nine points, eight rebounds and a game-high six assists in a team-best 32 minutes … Had four assists and seven boards versus Pittsburgh (2/15) … Tallied a game-leading six assists in her homecoming outing at Georgia Tech (2/22) … Posted 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including making both her 3-pointers, and added a co-game-high three steals in the home finale against Virginia Tech (2/25) … Led all players with five assists in 34 minutes versus No. 11/11 Florida State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals (3/2) … Earned her first double-double by tying her season highs in points (15) and rebounds (game-high 10) in the first round of NCAA Tournament against Quinnipiac (3/17), playing 33 minutes and finishing 7-of-10 from the floor to tie her top mark in makes.

High School: Graduated from Duluth High School … Listed by ProspectsNation.com as a four-star recruit and the No. 53 player in the country, including the No. 13 guard and the eighth-best player in Georgia … McDonald’s All-American Game nominee … As a senior, named the Region 6-7A Player of the Year by the league’s coaches and a Gwinnett Daily Post Super Six selection … Helped lead her team to the state Sweet 16 while serving as a captain … Tabbed as a Second Team All- Region 7-6A pick following a junior year in which she averaged 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game … Also chosen as a Second Team All-Region 6-7A pick as a sophomore … George Rogers, the 1980 Heisman Trophy winner and first pick in the 1981 NFL Draft, also attended Duluth, as did Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves and former MLB player Nick Green.

Personal: Full name is Endia Nakyra Banks … First name is pronounced IN-Dee-Uh, like the country … Born Feb. 9, 1999 in Starkville, Miss. … Parents are Dewitt Banks and Yalunda Winters … Has two younger sisters, Olivia and London … Majoring in sport administration … Enjoys playing the piano and drawing … Favorite athlete is LeBron James because he is a champion and it is so rare to find a player with his size and athleticism … Best sports memory is defeating her top rival, Norcross High School, as a freshman … Chose Miami because of the way the coaches treated her and the family-oriented nature of the program … Committed to Miami over Auburn, Cincinnati and Georgia Tech.