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Friday / October 7.
  • Kobie Eubanks Names Top 5; Planning Georgia, UCLA Visits (UPDATED)

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    BY ZACH SMART

    Once strictly a catch-and-stick guy, Elev8 Academy’s Kobie Eubanks new-found knack for putting the ball on the deck, creating off the dribble, and ambidextrous passing ability has rendered the well-built 6-foot-5 guard one of the nation’s most hotly-pursued recruits.

    Eubanks scored 15 points in under 13 minutes on Thursday, as Elev8 coasted to a wire-to-wire 85-48 throttling of Virginia Tech’s J.V. Elev8 overcame a lackluster start, hiking up the defensive pressure en route to the sloppy blowout.

    The post-grad said he was appreciative of Oregon head coach Dana Altman’s appearance and is considering all five potential destinations one at a time.

    “The love is pretty good from Oregon,” said Eubanks, who visited Oregon Jan. 22-24.

    “Everyone there is cool. It’s a good set up. It’s a good situation, but it’s not the only option. They have a need for my position in every program I’m considering right now. So, I’m just trying to evaluate these schools as I go along.”

    Since de-committing to Baylor, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. native has narrowed his choices down to Georgia, Missouri, Texas, Oregon, and UCLA.

    “I plan on a visit next week to Georgia and maybe the following week to UCLA,” said Eubanks, whose deft long-range shooting and ability to get into the lane with ease has improved his scoring pace significantly.

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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.