Banks Leads Bulls Past New Jersey With Team-High 26 Points In Summer League Finale|
July 14, 2006
Orlando, Fla. - Former UIC standout Cedrick Banks scored a team-high 26 points on Friday afternoon to help the Chicago Bulls roll to a 92-77 victory over the New Jersey Nets in the final game for both squads in the Pepsi Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex.
Banks was an efficient 12-for-18 from the field versus the Nets while also chipping in with five assists and four rebounds. Former Flames teammate Justin Bowen posted a strong outing in the victory as well, finishing with seven points, four boards and two assists.
Rookie Tyrus Thomas aided in the Bulls' (2-3) victory with 22 points. New Jersey point guard Marcus Williams tabbed 27 points to lead the Nets (2-3).
Banks finished Chicago's five-game circuit in the Pepsi Pro Summer League averaging 10.6 ppg and converting 51 percent of his field goal attempts. The 6-foot-3 guard also tabbed 2.6 assists and 2.0 rebounds in just over 18 minutes per outing.
Bowen, who saw action in four of the Bulls' five games, averaged 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per contest.