Devin Ebanks Down to Four

Devin Ebanks has a plan. The skilled 6-foot-8 junior at St. Thomas More (Conn.) has trimmed his list to four schools and will take an unofficial visit to his leader early next month. If all goes well, one of the top kids in the Class of 2008 could be off the board soon.

Devin Ebanks is down to four.

The skilled 6-foot-9 junior from Brooklyn, who spent this past season at St. Thomas More (Conn.), has narrowed his list to four schools: Miami, Rutgers, Indiana and Texas.

Ebanks will take an unofficial visit to Miami on May 1 and if all goes well, he could give Hurricanes coach Frank Haith a verbal commitment.

``I talk to Coach Haith and Jorge Fernandez a lot," said Ebanks, who will team with Christian Morris and play with Team Take Over this spring and summer. "I feel like they really want me more than anyone else."

``If I like Miami and how they set things out, we might make the decision," he added. "It's 50-50." However, Ebanks said he has developed a relationship with Rutgers assistant Craig Carter and that, along with the proximity, have the Scarlet Knights near the top of his list.

``I'd like to hear from Coach (Fred) Hill more," Ebanks said.

``The biggest thing for me is the opportunity to get playing time," he added. "I think all four of these schools would allow me to get playing time right away."

Ebanks said that both Indiana and Texas have come on the scene lately.

``They are both fairly new schools," Ebanks said. "Coach (Kelvin) Sampson is a cool guy and I really like Coach (Rob) Senderoff. I'm thinking about taking a visit there in May."

One of the primary reasons for the interest in Texas is because of Kevin Durant.

``People say we have similar games," Ebanks said. "That's a big part of it – and Coach (Rick) Barnes really lets his players go."

Ebanks said he and his Team Take Over teammates are headed to Kingwood and then Ohio for the King James tournament later this month.

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