New York standout on Dixon's radar

University of Pittsburgh and New York City basketball go hand in hand. Head Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon and staff have assembled one of the top basketball teams in the country. Most of those players have come from the Big Apple. It appears there's another prospect on Dixon's radar.

The class of 2007 is loaded with talent. If you focus on the "3" or small forward position, you would be hard pressed to find one as talented as Devin Ebanks (6-ft-8 inches, 210 pounds) from Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, NY.

"I'm wide open right now. The schools that standout are St. Johns, Pitt, Louisville, Florida, Villanova, Texas, NC State and Iowa State," stated Ebanks. "I like the Panthers and I see that they have done really well this year."

"St. John's and Rutgers were the first two schools to offer me a scholarship. They have shown me quite a bit of love. Pitt reminds me a lot of St. John's in that they have a lot of New York players. I think most of their roster comes from New York." ranks Ebanks the 38th best overall prospect in the class of 2007. He's considered the 5th best small forward in the nation. Devin averages 22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks per game.

"I think I bring a lot of the table. I can score, pass well, defend and block shots. My perimeter game is good. I'm pretty tall and I can hit 3-pointers. I have worked on bulking up and I went from 180 to 210 pounds."

Ebanks has been a standout for his AAU Team the New York Panthers. He stated that he's most interested in the Big East and ACC conferences.

"I like what I see from Pitt. Hopefully I can go there and visit. They are one of the top teams in the Big East."

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