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#BuiltDifferent: Building the Bank(s)

Assistant coach Eric Reveno breaks down the summer development of James Banks

After playing fewer than 50 games in two seasons at Texas, James Banks got a baptism by fire in the ACC when he was granted immediate eligibility at Georgia Tech at the beginning of last season. The 6-9 center handled it well, finishing the season as the Jackets’ leading rebounder and second-leading scorer while pacing the ACC in blocked shots and earning a spot on the conference All-Defensive team.

Banks is looking to surpass that performance this summer and become the best center in the ACC, working hard on his offensive skill development with assistant coach Eric Reveno. Coach Rev, who developed Ben Lammers into an All-ACC center in 2017, explains the three areas of concentration he and Banks are focusing on.

Banks averaged 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in ACC games last season, while hitting 55 percent of his shots from the floor and swatting away 2.5 shots per game. He logged seven double-doubles and came within one point or rebound of three more.

Men’s Basketball ticket info

Season tickets are on sale for 2019-20. With the new 20-game ACC schedule beginning in 2019-20, Yellow Jacket fans will see 10 conference home games, with defending national champion Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Louisville, as well as Miami, NC State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, coming to McCamish Pavilion. The Razorbacks visit Tech on Nov. 25, while the Jackets host the Cornhuskers on Dec. 4 for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Prices start at $290, which is less than $15 per game and represents a significant savings from single-game ticket prices.

Other great benefits of purchasing season tickets include participating in an exclusive season ticket holder event with Coach Pastner and the team, an opportunity to be honored as a season ticket holder of the game and receive a Coach Josh Pastner autographed basketball, priority access to purchase single-game and postseason tickets, season parking options and more. Click here to see the entire list of benefits.

ACC NETWORK – COMING AUG. 22

The ACC Network is a linear and digital platform dedicated to 24/7 coverage of ACC sports. It will exclusively televise approximately 450 live events each year, including approximately 40 football games (beginning with Georgia Tech’s 2019 season opener at Clemson on Aug. 29), as well as 150 men’s and women’s basketball contests.

Don’t get shut out! For more information and to learn if your cable/satellite/digital provider is committed to carrying the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.com. Georgia Tech fans whose cable/satellite/digital providers aren’t already committed to carrying the ACC Network are urged to contact their providers and ask for the ACC Network to be a part of their subscription.

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