|Year:||Hall of Fame Class of 2018|
|Team:||Southern Maine CC Basketball Player, All-American|
Chris Banks, of Limerick, Maine was one of the most accurate and deadly 3-point shooters in the USCAA. During his two seasons, the SMCC teams won back to back Yankee Conference titles and were USCAA National Semi-Finalists both years. In 2008, he was a first team YSCC selection and a USCAA All-American. During that season, SMCC played UC-Clermont in the USCAA Championships. During that game, Chris recorded 11 made 3-point field goals, which still stands as a USCAA national tournament game record. He finished that game with 45 total points which was most points scored in a USCAA national tournament game until 2014 when the record was surpassed by a player scoring 46.
Chris came to SMCC as a under recruited student athlete. He had an immediate impact in his first season giving SMCC an instant scoring threat from the perimeter. The season before, SMCC had finished 13-13. During the 2007 campaign, first season for Chris at SMCC, the team went 22-11. This improvement in one year was certainly a credit to his addition to the program. In addition to these accolades, Banks maintained a 3.32 GPA at SMCC. Chris currently resides in St. Cloud, Florida and works in Kinder Care Education.
"I am beyond grateful to be a part of this very prestigious honor and group of Hall of Fame inductees,” said Banks. “This honor extends to my teammates, their families, my family, and all of the coaching staff of SMCC. A lot of hard work, dedication, and love is put into this program and I’m proud to say I was part of it. Very thankful for the USCAA and what it's been able to accomplish and represent."
Chris Banks | Southern Maine Community College
Basketball Student Athlete
- Spent only 2 seasons at SMCC
- All-American | 2008
- 47 Career Wins
- 2 National Championship Appearances
- 2007 and 2008 National Semi-Finalist Appearances
- 11 – Three-point field goals in one National Tournament Game (USCAA Record Holder)
- 1,043 – Points scored in two seasons at SMCC
- 16 – PPG Average
- 40.3 - % shooting from 3-Point
- 85.7 - % shooting from foul line
- 45 – National Tournament game scoring record held by Banks until 2014