Ebanks ready to announce

The Scoop has spoken with Devin Ebanks, the top Class of 2008 target of Kelvin Sampson and his assistants, and the 6-8 small forward from New York City confirmed that he will make his college choice known during a tournament in the Bronx this upcoming weekend.

As first reported by Mike Pegram at www.peegs.com, Ebanks plans to hold a press conference of sorts sometime during the Rumble in the Bronx Tournament at Fordham University on Saturday.

Ebanks told the Scoop he will choose between Indiana, Miami and Rutgers.

Though Ebanks has often mentioned Rutgers, it appears to have made a late surge. When Ebanks played in the May Classic at Assembly Hall he said Miami and Indiana were “neck and neck.” He’s told the Miami media the same thing.

But Ebanks has also been on the record as saying he’d like to stay closer to home, and only Rutgers fits that criteria.

“I pretty much made a decision over the weekend,” said Ebanks, who plans on speaking with coaches from all three schools this week. “Next weekend seemed like the right time to make the announcement.”

Ebanks, who plays his high school ball at St. Thomas Moore in Connecticut,  is considered a top 15 player in his class by both Rivals and Scout.


  1. He is clearly going to Rutgers. Why else would he metion that he wants to be close to home and then make the announcement while on the East Coast?

  2. Just a thought, but he could be making the announcement on the east coast because he, you know, lives there.

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