Kobie Eubanks - An In-Depth Look

The Bears got the signature of one of the top uncommitted wings in the country yesterday. What kind of player is Kobie Eubanks and what could he do at Baylor?

The newest Bear is the highest rated of the 2014 signees and comes to Baylor as 3-star small forward in the latest rankings. He is a 6-foot-5, 213 pound wing from Centereach, New York who is originally from Florida. Well, he will soon call Texas home, signing his LOI with the Bears on the 16th. He verbally committed to the Bears on April 18th over offers from Pittsburg, Florida State, and Minnesota among others.

Kobie Eubanks is a very good shooter, with a smooth right-handed stroke. He steps into his shot well and has a high release point, something that accentuates his 6-foot-10 wing-span even more. With his tremendous wing-span, Eubanks is a good athlete with a jump shot from 15 feet or more. He does have a slight jab step with his right foot before his shot that slows his release down a bit, but his height and length allows him to get his shot off with ease against most opponents. In older highlights, he brought the ball down too much once he caught it, and would then start his shooting motion, but that was not as evident in his later videos. He is much better off of the catch than the bounce at this point.

More of a smooth athlete than an explosive one, Eubanks appears to have a slow and easy tempo to his game. Even when driving the ball, it is not a fast move, but more of a steady and smooth move. He has a good build, with good size on his frame and uses it well to battle for rebounds. He can finish through contact very well and can get to the rim easily in high school. His ball handling skills will need to improve at the next level though to make opponents pay for taking away the jump shot.

Defensively, he has all of the tools you want in a plus defender. He has above average height for a shooting guard, with long arms and good athleticism, but not super quick on his feet. That length should allow him to play small forward in college as well and help him against taller opponents. Tough to tell full defensive potential on highlights video shown, but he has the tools you want to see.

Overall, Eubanks is a high major prospect, right on the fringe of the Scout Top 100 list for 2015. His role with the Bears will be primarily as a shooter, something that he can do at a very good level right now. He will need to work on ball-handling, refining his shooting stroke to speed it up, and work on counter moves (pump fakes, ball fakes) to make defenders pay for focusing on his shot. It is hard to find shooters with his size, and athleticism, especially later in the recruiting cycle.

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