The fact is, Ebi is being heavily recruited by the staff in Chapel Hill and according to our best sources -- Ebi is definitely considering the Tar Heels for his destination. These same sources, however, indicate that the skilled and agile forward is also enamored with Duke, Arizona and Texas -- perhaps even more than the Tar Heels.
Other schools that have been mentioned with Ebi are Kansas and Louisville.
Ebi, without a doubt, is one of the best seven or eight players in the entire class of 2003. Blessed with guard skills on the perimeter, super long arms and a knack for perfect timing on his shot-blocking -- he's very appealing as a prospect.
He shoots the ball very well from all over the floor, with accuracy to about 17-18 feet and has a nifty fade-away jumper that he utilizes in the post. He really glides up and down the floor and is one of the quickest players in his size range in the entire country. He's also quite skilled as a passer and sees the floor very well in the half court offense. He truly understands movement without the ball and we often compare his game to Indiana forward Jared Jeffries.
Reports have indicated that Ebi is likely to inform the selected programs that are under SERIOUS consideration for his signature, sometime in the month of May. And he is likely to make his decision sometime this fall.
As a member of the powerful Houston Hoops summer team, Ebi has had the opportunity to be seen by many recruiting analysts and high school basketball media outlets. And it's certainly believed across the broader spectrum that he's one of the best in the country and should be a major force on the college level -- especially if he can increase his weight and strength before he finishes his high school career.
Ebi keeps his recruiting situation really quiet, but he's a great student and should have no trouble making the NCAA standard scores for freshman eligibility.