Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Well, the one thing we know for sure is that Devin Ebanks did not suddenly end his recruitment by committing to Rutgers during his visit this weekend that included a pickup game with recruits at The Barn.
I spoke to Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal and he mistakenly wrote on his blog that Ebanks had COMMITTED to Rutgers. He meant to say that Ebanks is EXPECTED TO COMMIT, according to a source at Memphis.
Lawrence McGugins, Ebanks’ AAU coach, said in an email that nothing had changed and that the 6-foot-9 Ebanks still planned to make his fourth and final visit to Memphis next weekend.
He has already seen West Virginia and Texas after asking for his release from Indiana.
Ebanks, the No. 13 overall recruit in the Class of 2008, previously said Tyreke Evans has been text-messaging him in an effort to get him to follow him to Memphis.
“It’s a good situation for him, but if I go down there and see if it’s a good situation for me, then we’ll definitely be teammates,” Ebanks said at the Jordan Brand Classic in New York.
Ebanks said the departure of Memphis assistant Chucky Martin to become the head coach at Marist would not impact his decision.
“Chucky had to do what he had to do,” Ebanks said. “Eventually every assistant wants to be a head coach so I understand his move.”
Ebanks will graduate from St. Thomas More (Conn.) on May 17 and said he plans to announce sometime after that.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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