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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Former UConn guard Banks lands at Penn State

Brianna Banks, a member of two national championship teams at UConn, announced via her Twitter account that she will be enrolling at Penn State.

Shortly after the conclusion of her junior season it was announced that Banks was transferring and the desire to be closer to home was given as one of the reasons. Turns out that playing for the Lady Lions turned out to be the perfect fit for her.

Last year Banks appeared in 37 of UConn's 40 games, starting eight times. Banks scored in double digits three times in a five-span stretch when she moved into the starting lineup after injuries sidelined Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Morgan Tuck. However, by season's end she played infrequently.

She played in 90 games during her three seasons at UConn. She had 397 points, 112 assists and 84 steals during her time at UConn.

Banks will need to sit out the current season due to NCAA transfer regulations before playing her final season at Penn State.

I think a year off would help her with the mental part," said Kim Davis Powell, Banks's former AAU coach said shortly after Banks announced that she was transferring. "She is a cerebral kid even though she is stone faced, she is taking it all in and hopefully she can get past all of those injuries and get back to where she wants to be."


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