VIDEO: One on One with Jeff Dantzler and guest James Banks – Episode 14

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VIDEO: One on One with Jeff Dantzler and guest James Banks – Episode 14

Enjoy episode 14 of Bulldawg Illustrated Digital’s One on One with Jeff Dantzler featuring the star of the UGA’s 1983 NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball team, James Banks. In this episode, Jeff and James talk about how he found his way to UGA, that magical 1983 NCAA Final Four season, his time in Europe, and more!

James Banks is one of the great players in the history of Georgia basketball, and a beloved leading citizen of Athens and the Bulldog nation. 

He was an All-American and one of the most vital recruits and players in program annals, as Hall of Fame coach Hugh Durham built Georgia into a consistent SEC contender.  Banks made All East Region in 1983, as he helped lead the Bulldogs to the Final Four. Georgia opened the 1983 NCAA Tournament, the first in program history, with a thrilling 56-54 victory over VCU, with Banks making the big play to deliver the victory.

Then came the big upsets in Syracuse, as the Bulldogs upset top-seeded Saint John’s, led by Chris Mullin, 70-67 in the Sweet 16 and then topped North Carolina, featuring Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins, 82-77 in the Elite Eight. In the Regional Championship Game against the Tar Heels, Banks poured in 20 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists. He was named MVP for his effort on the court.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and had a long professional career in Europe. 

Banks was a highly successful Boys High School Basketball Coach at Athens Academy and still works at the school, currently assisting the girls’ team.

You can follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffdantzlertv. Please make sure to also give us a follow on Bulldawg illustrated at @BD_Illustrated.

Special thanks to Josh Hancher (post-production) and Becca Gemes (social promotion and newsletter) for their hard work behind the scenes to make us look good.

We hope you enjoyed the show; so, make sure to tune in next week for some more One on One with Jeff Dantzler, and don’t forget to check out our other episodes and shows…

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