Ebanks Ready To Make Impact At Indiana

Reporter Mike Sullivan has story on Devin Ebanks and his thoughts on Indiana ...

After watching New Yorker Devin Ebanks showcase his terrific skills at IS8 over the past two weeks, it was obvious that someday this young man will be playing basketball at the highest level.

Ebanks just smiles when thinking about his future. And why shouldn't he? He is set to play college basketball next year at Indiana. "I am looking forward to it," he said this past weekend. "I really like the coaching staff and the school." Ebanks, an agile 6-foot-7 forward who plays at St. Thomas More in Connecticut, had developed a reputation two years ago as one of the best players in New York City. Today, he is regarded as one of the best players nationally.

"I just try to make myself a better player whenever I practice or play," said Ebanks, who is versatile enough to play several positions on the high school level.

Devin can drop down three-pointers or take the ball to the rim and finish effectively. Due to these offensive skills, many high majors offered him a scholarship.

Ebanks, who played with the championship winners Shooting Stars at IS8, is probably going to be an even better pro because his game is suited so well for the professional level.

Here are two previous evaluations provided by Brian Towey and Mike Sullivan:

Brian Towey's Scouting Report: Ebanks is exceptionally agile for a player with such a lengthy, elongated frame. He wields a strong feel for the game with good vision, deceptive change of pace, and court savvy, as well as a nose for the ball.

Mike Sullivan's Scouting Report: Devin's game has really improved over the past year. He sees the floor well, has cut down on his mistakes, and appears to have developed a better feel to playing the game.

He has always had the skills to be a big time player. Now Ebanks is showing he can make contributions in several categories.


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