Class of 2022 forward Kaleb Banks commits to Indiana

  • 07/23/2021 12:54 pm in

Class of 2022 Fayetteville (Ga.) Kaleb Banks committed to Indiana on Friday.

The No. 123 player in the country according to the 247Composite, Banks took an official visit to Indiana back in June.

The Hoosiers offered Banks a scholarship back in April and he cited his relationship with new assistant coach Yasir Rosemond as a major factor in his recruitment.

“Me and coach Rosemond have had a relationship for a year and a half now,” Banks said. “He’s someone I really trust. He used to train me a lot. He’s easy to talk to and easy to relate to. He’s always encouraged me and has always told me things I need to improve with my game. He’s very knowledgeable about the game. He’s given me a lot of advice about basketball and we’ve built a bond off of that.”

Indiana had Banks on campus back in June for an official visit along with his mother, Kendra Banks. Following the visit, Kendra Banks told Inside the Hall that the facilities were a major selling point for the IU campus.

“The main thing that stood out was the facilities,” Kendra Banks said. “Assembly Hall to Cook Hall to where they live, the facilities for the athletes stood out the most. Seeing it on video or in pictures is one thing. But when you are actually standing in the arena or seeing it in person and seeing the close proximity of where the athletes live, workout and play, it put a lot of things in perspective.”

Kaleb Banks went a step further, calling the facilities a “player’s dream.”

“The facilities are state of the art,” he said. “I love the intimate feel of Assembly Hall. It’s very unique. The other facilities are all state of the art and close together. I like that. A player’s dream.”

Banks is Indiana’s second commitment in the class of 2022, joining Lawrence North guard CJ Gunn.

Indiana could have several departures next offseason and the 6-foot-8 Banks could help strengthen the program’s frontcourt depth.

“I think I’m a real versatile basketball player,” Banks said in April. “I can do things that most players can’t I can guard multiple positions, probably one through four. Maybe one through five if I get stronger. Offensively, I think I can shoot, attack and open up opportunities for my teammates. I can do well in the pick-and-roll, either setting a screen or coming off the screen. I’ve got a nice 3-point shot as well. I think I get to my spots well on offense.”

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