Anaheim acquires forward Sean Banks
ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 17, 2006 - The Anaheim Arsenal has acquired forward Sean Banks and waived forward Jerry Dupree.
Banks, 6-8, 210, who played collegiately at Memphis, was an early entry for the 2005 NBA Draft, but was not selected. Signed as a free agent by the New Orleans/Okla. City Hornets, he was assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League on Nov. 17, 2005.
Banks played in 12 games for Tulsa before being released by the Hornets on January 5, 2006, averaging 22.4 minutes, 12.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. He spent the summer of 2006 playing with Grises de Humacao in Puerto Rico, averaging 16.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in 24 games.
He was a first-team All-Conference USA selection as a freshman, as well as CUSA and ESPN.com Freshman of the Year in 2003-04 after averaging 17.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. As a sophomore he averaged 14.5 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Dupree played in 11 games for the Arsenal, averaging 14.7 minutes, 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds.
Banks is expected to be in uniform when Anaheim (4-7) travels to Fort Worth (6-1) on Friday.
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