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Payton Banks
Payton  Banks


Orange, Calif.

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6-6 / 220




Student-Athletes Honored at “The Nittanys” for Academic and Athletic Achievements

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Penn State Falls Short to Wisconsin, 66-60

Four Nittany Lions reached double figures as Penn State fell short to Wisconsin


Taylor Leads Penn State Past Northwestern, 71-62

Brandon Taylor leads four double digit scorers with 19 points


Penn State Falls at No. 4 Maryland 70-64 in Big Ten Opener

Three Nittany Lions reach double figures, highlighted by Brandon Taylor's double-double


Penn State's Late Vegas Comeback Falls Short, 71-70

Three Nittany Lions reach double figures, led by a game-high 26 points from Shep Garner


Penn State vs. Nebraska

NCAA Basketball: Penn State vs. Nebraska


Penn State vs. Wisconsin

NCAA Basketball: Penn State vs. Wisconsin


Penn State Defeats Northwestern, 71-62

The Nittany Lions topped the Northwestern Wildcats Saturday evening.


Maryland 70, Penn State 64

Penn State vs. Maryland December 30, 2015.


Penn State 63, Drexel 57

The Nittany Lions win on the road against Drexel, on December 19, 2015.


  • Saw action in 29 games on the season season, including 17 of 18 Big Ten contests ... Averaged 8.7 minutes per appearance
  • All but four made fields goals came from behind arc (11/15)
  • Hit a trio of treys vs. Minnesota (1/28/15), ending with a career-high nine points and three rebounds
  • Drained a pair of 3-pointers on only two shots of the day vs. Purdue (1/17/15)
  • Scored career-high 7 points in 15 minutes vs. Drexel (12/20) ... Was 2-2 from floor with one trey
  • Played three minutes vs. George Washington (12/14), tallying a 3-pointer on only shot attempt on the day
  • Produced first career block, two steals and a 2-2 showing from FT line in 6 minutes vs. Duquesne (12/10)
  • Hit first career FG at Marshall (12/6), draining a 3-pointer at the 6:37 mark of the first half to give the Lions a 19-17 lead ... The team would not trail again
  • Grabbed career-high five rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (12/3), taking the court for 12 minutes, the first of 14 games with 10+ minutes of action
  • Saw first career action in first half vs. Fordham (11/16) ... Scored first career point on a free throw vs. the Rams (11/16)

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14)

  • Redshirted the 2013-14 season to gain experience and will have four seasons of eligibility remaining
  • Did not see any game action.

A two-time first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1AA selection (junior and senior) ... Two-time All-Orange County second team (junior and senior)... Rated a three star recruit by and 247Sports...Posted 17.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.5 assists per game while leading Lutheran to an 18-10 mark in his senior season... Logged 466 points and made 33 threes on the year... Scored 20 or more points in 10 games, including a season high 41 points and 12 rebounds in a 72-64 win vs. Palisades, hitting four threes and 13 free throws ... Scored 34 points and had six steals in a 77-71 win over Sierra Catholic, making 17 free throws ... Had seven double-digit rebounding games, including a season high 14 vs. Eisenhower and 13 vs. Beverly Hills... Had three or more assists in seven games, including a season high five vs. Bishop Gorman (NV)... Averaged 15.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 4.4 apg and 1.4 spg as a junior at Orange Lutheran logging 391 points on the season... Helped lead his team to its second straight CIF Section Division 1A championship while playing alongside Arizona signee Gabe York ...Played his junior season as the Lancer's point guard ... Played with the nationally ranked Compton Magic AAU squad in the summer.

Born May 20, 1994, in Los Alamito, Calif. ... Has one sister, Jourdan ... Jourdan played basketball at University of Pennsylvania (2008-12).

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