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.
Kobie Eubanks, a 6-5, 212-pound shooting guard from Delray Beach (FL) Elev8 Institute, committed to Alabama and new head coach Avery Johnson on Monday.
Eubanks is ranked the No. 15 shooting guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com.
“I have waited a long time to make this decision,” Eubanks told Scout.com. “First off I want to thank God, my family and my coaches at Elev-8 for helping me. I’ll be attending the University of Alabama.”
“It’s a great school with great academics,” Eubanks told Scout. “The program is on the rise. It’s in a conference that I like. I was sold on the vision and passion of coach Avery [Johnson]. I’m excited to go there and be a leader and be a part of the organization. I’m exciting to be apart of coach Avery’s first recruiting class.”
Eubanks’ commitment brings to close a long and winding recruitment that saw him initially commit to Baylor, then reopen in November 2014 and consider a number of schools, including Kansas, West Virginia and Oregon.
He figures to be an impact scorer for the Crimson Tide.
“I’ll be playing the 2 guard and a little bit of the 3,” he said.
“Kobie Eubanks’ game continued to grow while at Elev8,” head coach Chad Myers told SNY.tv. “Once known as a shooter, he has become a more complete player being able to get to the basket and expanding his mid-range game. This will make him a threat immediately at the next level.”
Meantime, Nick Eubanks, Kobie’s brother, a 6-5 2016 tight end/wide receiver, will reportedly visit Alabama and their powerhouse football program.
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.