Banks, former recreation director for the city of Atlantic City, started putting together this year's Battle by the Bay last June.
He scoured information on teams locally and around the region to find some of the best to compete in the three-day invitational.
"This is not a 'me' operation," said Banks, chairman of the Battle by the Bay committee. "We all work on this together. This is what you see after everyone's hard work."
To provide the highest quality, exciting high school basketball exhibition in the Northeast Region of the United States. With the final outcome of this annual competition, providing scholarships to deserving male and female student athletes.
Battle by the Bay was started by Donnie Marsh, an associate head coach at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Banks said, as a way for Atlantic City to prepare for post-season play. The tradition continues, but the event also raises money for a scholarship program.
The event features ten. The Pleasantville-Atlantic City game has become a tradition and is usually packed to capacity with fans.