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Texas C James Banks Announces Transfer

A closeup of Shaka Smart during a Texas Game.

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Shaka Smart of the Texas Longhorns reacts as his team is defeated by the Texas-Arlington Mavericks 72-61at the Frank Erwin Center on November 29, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Another one of Texas' players will transfer from the program.

Sophomore big man James Banks is the latest to announce his departure. Banks joins classmate Jacob Young, who announced last week he was transferring.

Another player, guard Eric Davis, announced today he will turn pro.

“I appreciate all of James’ work and effort over the past two years,” said Texas head coach Shaka Smart. “We wish James and his family all the best moving forward.”

A four-star recruit in the 2016 class, Banks was looked at as a quality "get" for the Longhorns. He was a top-70 player and the No. 9 center in the nation.

Banks played in every game except one as a true freshman, averaging 1.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.4 minutes of action. His role was limited by fellow freshman Jarrett Allen.

However, Banks' minutes disintegrated in his second year. He played only 95 minutes all year, down from 397 the year before, thanks to the arrival of Mohamed Bamba and the presence of Dylan Osetkowski and Jericho Sims.

Despite his lack of opportunities at Texas, Banks should still see plenty of interest as a transfer. He'll have to sit out next year and have two years of eligibility remaining.