Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Signing Banks Is 'Humbled' to Join Giants

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Signing Banks Is 'Humbled' to Join Giants

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MANCHESTER Giants have made a second signing in quick succession.

After adding local boy Jack Crook a week ago, they have signed a third American with 6ft 7ins power forward Isaac Banks joining for the remainder of the BBL season.

Banks, 23, goes straight in to contention for this weekend's double header at Leicester Riders tonight and home to Newcastle Eagles tomorrow (5pm).

The New Orleans native is in his first season as a professional, having graduated from East Tennessee State University.

Banks is another player that coach Danny Byrne and his backroom staff have worked hard to identify, and he joins fellow rookies Austin Rettig and David Kadiri on the Giants roster.

He said: "It's been a long wait, I'm happy to be finally out here. …

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