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4-star forward Kaleb Banks commits to Woodson and company

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Hoosiers go down to Georgia to add to their 2022 class

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Indiana’s 2022 recruiting class is now a class of two.

Four-star forward Kaleb Banks announced Friday he has committed to IU, picking the Hoosiers from a list that included Georgia Tech, Alabama, Miami and Georgia, among others. The 6-foot-8 Fayetteville, Ga. native is considered a four-star prospect in the 247 Sports database where he’s ranked the No. 124 overall player in 2022, the No. 20 forward and the No. 2 recruit in his home state. Rivals considers him a three-star prospect and the No. 129 overall player in the class.

In April, 247 Sports recruiting analyst Eric Bossi named Banks among a handful of players who impressed during the Exposure Breakout national showcase event in Georgia:

A lean and wiry strong junior, Banks is in the 6’7/6’8” range, doesn’t lack for confidence and has impressive physical tools. He’s a toughness guy whose skill has really developed whether it be in the post, going off the dribble or making decisions. His game is about versatility and it is easy to see why Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Mississippi State and Xavier have all offered.

As a junior at Fayette County High School last year, Banks averaged 23.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 38% (40-for-105) from 3-point range. He was named Class 4A Region 5 Player of the Year.

Banks is the second player to commit to IU for 2022, joining Lawrence North guard CJ Gunn.