Devin Ebanks Names His Top Schools reporter Brian Towey of the High School New York/New Jersey website has the latest information regarding the status of New York City native Devin Ebanks, who recently competed at the Elite 24 event held at Rucker Park in Harlem ...

Devin Ebanks enjoyed his stint at The Patterson School last spring, and seriously considered returning to North Carolina this fall. But ultimately, it was mom's input that tipped the balance, and led him closer to home.

"St. Thomas More was my mother's decision," said Ebanks. "She felt like it would be the best place for me. She just felt comfortable with the school. They kept in contact. We took a visit up there, and she liked it."

The Queens native will have an opportunity to work with one of the most well-respected coaches on the prep circuit in Jere Quinn.

"Everybody tells me that he's a terrific coach who will really help me with my game," said Ebanks. "I'm looking forward to going up there."

Ebanks is a unique talent, what with his blend of length, versatility, and feel. He has established himself on a national level with his play at the ABCD camp and on the AAU circuit with the Metro Hawks.

Now a junior, the strain of the recruiting process should lessen, if only a little bit. That's not to say he isn't being vigorously pursued by programs already.

"I'm looking at St. John's, Rutgers, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Georgia," said Ebanks. "Right now we're just taking our time and trying to find out more about each school."

Devin participated in the Elite 24 Hoops Classic at Harlem's Rucker Park on Friday, scoring 13 points.

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