RANKING THE REBELS: 8 – “Fearless” Freddie Banks


Years: 1983 to 1987

Career highlights:

■ Former Valley High star ranks No. 4 with 2,007 career points, tied for fourth in steals (184) and ranks sixth in assists (497).

■ Played on four NCAA Tournament teams that went 127-17 overall.

■ Made NCAA Tournament-record 10 3-pointers in a Final Four loss to Indiana in 1987.

Quotable: "I think I’m next in line to have my jersey No. 13 retired. I really enjoyed being a Rebel. It still makes me feel good." — Banks

Currently: Assistant coach and campus security monitor at Canyon Springs High School. He and wife Nieda have four sons (Wesley, Freddie Jr., Brandon, Darington) and three daughters (Sidney, Vashonda, Courtney). Selected by Detroit in second round of 1987 NBA Draft. Played six seasons as a pro in CBA and Greece.

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