The 6-foot-2, 165-pound lead guard carried over his strong play from the high school season to the AAU circuit, running with the Playaz. Epps said that's when the attention really started coming.
"I had a great summer this year," Epps said. "It went real good. I think I did real good. I had my ups and down and I came out at the end of the summer in Vegas."
His strong play certainly didn't go unrecognized, as majority of the high major local schools have already offered him a scholarship. To go with offers from Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Seton Hall, he said Texas has also shown interest.
Epps, a 2010 prospect, is planning his second unofficial visit for this weekend to Pittsburgh. His only other trip was to Maryland.
"It was great," he said about his visit. "I loved the campus. Everything they were telling me about the academics was good. I liked it a lot. It went good."
Epps, who was watched in recent workouts by Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Seton Hall, said he'd like to make it through his junior season before he makes a final decision.
"I'm still undecided," the four-star prospect said. "I don't know what school I want to go to. I'm waiting until the end of my junior season to commit."
Although this past spring and summer on the circuit put him on the national radar, Epps said he's planning to make a bigger splash next year.
"Next year is going to be even bigger."