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.
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The nation’s top unsigned player has made his decision.
Devin Ebanks, a 6-foot-8 forward from Long Island City, N.Y., will attend West Virginia and play for head coach Bob Huggins, according to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com.
Ebanks, who has spent two years at St. Thomas More (Conn.), chose the Mountaineers over Memphis, Rutgers and Texas. Memphis was a close second, but Ebanks ultimately opted to join a recruiting class that includes forward Kevin Jones of Mount Vernon (N.Y.) and Darryl “Truck” Bryant of St. Raymond’s of the Bronx.
“I really respect Coach Huggins and I trust what he’s saying,” Ebanks told FOXSports.com. “I also feel like I can make an impact quickly at West Virginia.
“I enjoyed my visit to West Virginia and just feel as though it’s the best situation for me,” Ebanks added.
Ebanks initially committed to Indiana but got out of his National Letter of Intent after IU head coach Kelvin Sampson was let go in the wake of a recruiting scandal.
“Devin Ebanks is a guy who changes ends of the floor as well as anyone,” said recruiting analyst Tom Konchalski. “His greatest asset is his mobility. He’s an opportunist offensively. He runs the court really well. He has a lot of quickness and he can score. He has a knack for scoring. He can shoot the 3. He has quickness around the basket. He doesn’t move particularly well without the ball. He’s got to work a lot harder defensively. He’s made a lot of progress in the two years at St. Thomas More, learning to play harder for longer stretches and not taking plays off but he’s still got to work on his lack of focus.”
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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.