- High School
- Western Reserve Academy, Ohio
- Current Team
- West Coast Starz
NLF Fall 2021 Rankings
Ranked No. 12 overall, No. 1 defenseman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 96
Banks vaults into the top 15 and into five-star territory after a great spring and even better summer. He stood out as one of the top guys at the NLF National Championships for a stout West Coast Starz team. Banks has a nasty, prickly disposition that lends itself well to his style of play. He loves to get physical whenever possible – and then some – but he also has an incredible stick and a slick ability to gobble up ground balls in traffic.
“He’s awesome,” one top 10 assistant coach said. “He might be the best defensive guy in the class. We see him as a defenseman, but he can also play LSM.”
Banks is absolute nails. Pass out of this matchup. He gets down low and has a strong lower body that allows him to stand his ground and physically overwhelm opponents. He laid out at least one Prime Time player with a clean, textbook hit and made sure to give a few others an extra shot. Banks has an exceptional stick and had a number of one-handed cradles that drew attention. He picks up everything in sight and has the positional versatility to play LSM or be a shutdown close defenseman. It’s unlikely that he lasts long past Sept.
NLF March 2021 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 24 overall, No. 3 defenseman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 94
The Canadian has the mean streak, physicality and aggressiveness that you want to see out of a No. 1 defenseman. An excellent athlete who’s played a ton of box – like we said, Canadian – he really doesn’t have any discernible weaknesses. One of the better defensemen to come out of the Starz program in recent years, he’s also got the stickwork to make a sizable impact off the ground.