About Dalano Banton
Dalano Banton was born on November 7, 1999 in Toronto, Ontario. The son of Damian Banton and Suzanne English, Banton played high school basketball in Massachusetts. He began his high school career at MacDuffie School in Granby before transferring to Redemption Christian Academy in Northfield. Banton was originally a member of the 2019 high school class before reclassifying to 2018. As a senior, Banton was a consensus four-star recruit who was ranked inside the top-100 by Rivals and 247Sports.
On November 14, 2017, Banton committed to Western Kentucky over Kansas State, UMass and Minnesota. As a freshman at Western Kentucky, Banton appeared in 31 games and averaged 3.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists. In a win over 15th-ranked Wisconsin, Banton notched eight points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a career-high 38 minutes. In April of 2019, Banton announced his intent to transfer from Western Kentucky.
He committed to Nebraska and subsequently sat out the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules. In his lone season with the Huskers, Banton posted 9.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He recorded the second triple-double in Nebraska history against Doane University on December 17, 2020. Banton finished the victory with 13 points, 11 boards and 10 assists.
Banton was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 46th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.