Marcus Banks: On and Off the Court


Marcus Banks is an internationally acclaimed Professional Basketball player whose career started out as a young child who knew only to be like the greats inspiring others through his drive and determination. Banks is a force to be reckoned with as a journeyman point guard who is one of the NBA’s toughest defenders. The Quintessential Gentleman sat down with Mr. Banks to discuss Basketball, Fashion and what he does off the court.

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QG: Growing up did you always know you wanted to play basketball?

MB: Growing up I always knew I wanted to play professional sports. Most people don’t know that I actually played football and was equally as good. I played both sports up until high school, when I was forced to choose and basketball is what I loved the most.

QG: What non basketball and basketball player influenced you the most?

MB: Growing up a non basketball player that influenced me the most was my dad. He was always hard working, a great provider, and he taught me how to be a competitor. The basketball player that influenced me the most was Michael Jordan. He paved the way and really showed us young guys how to be great.

QG: How was the transition from playing in the states to playing internationally?