Banks providing boost for JMU with hot shooting stretch

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- James Madison sophomore guard Darius Banks has been one of the best shooters in the Colonial Athletic Association this season.

Banks is shooting 52.1% from three-point range, which currently ranks second in the conference behind UNCW's Ty Gadsden after Thursday night's action.

Banks has been especially good in JMU's last two games. In a double-overtime loss to UNCW and a win over Charleston, the JMU sophomore made eight combined three-pointers on just eleven attempts (72.7%).

"I think the improvement started last year (2017-2018 season) after Christmas," said JMU head coach Louis Rowe. "He shot it well in conference play last year. He really bought into it and worked and worked and worked this summer on it."

Banks' contributions are not limited to scoring from distance. Banks is shooting 59.1% from the field and grabbing seven rebounds per game over the last two contests. His 13.4 points per game this season ranks third on the team.

JMU returns to action Saturday when the Dukes host Towson for a 4 p.m. tip-off at the Convocation Center.