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Full Name: Arthur Lemarcus Banks III
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 (1.88 m)/ 200 (90.9 kg)
Birthdate: November 19, 1981 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
High School: Cimarron-Memorial HS (Las Vegas, Nev,)
College: Nevada-Las Vegas

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the first round (13th overall) by the Memphis Grizzlies, then was traded with Kendrick Perkins to Boston for the draft rights to Troy Bell and Dahntay Jones


Dixie (UT) College
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-0033234471.49787140.621120111611559217.9
2000-0137193371.520216288.75020513775962216.8
Totals70427842.507303428.70832524813624121417.3
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 37-for-126 (.294); 2000-01, 20-for-69 (.290). Totals: 57-for-196 (.292).

Nevada-Las Vegas
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2001-023131158336.470150213.7041039467649015.8
2002-033232223434.514162214.75710717591464920.3
Totals6363381770.495312427.73121026915810113918.1
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 24-for-75 (.320); 2002-03, 41-for-122 (.336). Totals: 65-for-197 (.330).

Career Highlights: Named to First Team All-Mountain West Conference squad and was Co-Defensive Player of the Year (along with BYU’s Travis Hansen) as a senior. Played final two seasons of collegiate career at Nevada-Las Vegas after two seasons at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. Surpassed the 1,000-point mark in only two seasons at UNLV.

Senior (2002-03): Led conference in assists and steals (7th in nation), and ranked second in scoring (36th in nation). Scored 35 points at Nevada. Tallied 31 points and seven assists against Colorado State. Scored 31 points in consecutive games against Air Force and at Colorado State. Dished out career-high 10 assists twice, at New Mexico and vs. Southern Cal. Led team with 22 points in first round NIT matchup vs. Hawaii.

Junior (2001-02): Earned Second Team All-MWC honors and was named MWC Defensive Player of the Year. Led MWC in steals and ranked sixth in scoring. Scored 20 or more points 11 times. Led team in scoring seven times, including a career-high 36-point effort against San Diego State. Recorded 31 points, shooting a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line against Old Dominion. Tossed in 26 points in first round MWC Tournament victory over New Mexico.

Sophomore (2000-01): Led team in scoring (16.8 ppg) and assists (3.7 apg). Led conference in steals. Scored season-high 35 points in overtime win over Riverside (CA) CC. Posted 20-point, 11-rebound double-double at Salt Lake (UT) CC. Helped lead Dixie State to a 35-2 overall record and a third place finish in the NJCAA Tournament, where he was a member of the All-Tournament Team. Was Region 18 Player of the Year and was named a First Team NJCAA All-America.

Freshman (1999-00): Ranked third on the team in scoring (17.9 ppg) and second in assists (3.4 apg). Had a season high of 44 points. Scored 21 points against Snow College in Region 18 Tournament. Earned Scenic West Athletic Conference All-Region First Team honors.

Strengths: Uses quick hands on defense to get lots of steals. Can create his own shot or penetration by using quickness.

Personal: Two-sport athlete in high school, participating in football as well as basketball. Majoring in sociology. Cousin of former Arizona State guard Ron Riley, a second round selection (47th pick overall) of the Seattle SuperSonics in 1996.