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.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — After Kelvin Sampson resigned from Indiana two years ago in the wake of a recruiting scandal, Devin Ebanks had to figure out what to do next.
Ebanks, a 6-foot-9 forward from Long Island City, N.Y., initially signed with Indiana. But he and his AAU coach, Lawrence McGugins, got Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan to approve an addendum to Ebanks’ letter of intent that would allow him to leave the school should Sampson depart.
Ebanks opened up his recruitment and considered Texas, Memphis, Rutgers and West Virginia, with Memphis garnering serious consideration.
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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.