Devin Ebanks impressive at Boost Mobile Elite Classic

  • 08/27/2007 9:49 pm in

Devin EbanksDevin Ebanks took place in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic this past Friday night at Rucker Park and walked away a winner as his White Team defeated the Orange Team, 169-164. Suffice to say, not much defense was being played.

Ebanks teamed with another IU target, Mount Vernon (NY) forward Kevin Jones as well as Brandon Jennings (Arizona), Samardo Samuels (Louisville) and Tyreke Evans.

Slam Magazine was there to break down the action and here’s what they had to say about Ebanks, who finished with 18 points:

Devin Ebanks, 6-9 wing, St. Thomas More (CT), 2008, committed to Indiana: A skilled, oversized wing in the Durant/McGrady mold, Ebanks’ smooth jaunts to the rack were remarkable. Combine that with his outside J and the Queens native had a more than respectable outing.

This is the type of praise we’ve already heard for Ebanks and just reinforces the fact that he’s going to be a flat out stud the minute he arrives on campus next fall. The fact that he’s being compared to Kevin Durant and Tracy McGrady makes me even more excited to see him in person.

I wasn’t able to find any stats for Jones, but Jennings finished with 19 points and 23 assists, Evans scored 30 points and Samuels added 21 points.

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  • kelin

    I am beginning to get the hype with Ebanks, I think I am clouded by this years group and since I have not seen him play, like EJ I just am not there yet. I will NOT be surprised if Eric Gordon is still in a IU uniform next year, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. What is consistant about Ebanks are….smooth, versatile, mcgrady, durant, and Carmello….All I have read continues to use those terms and comparisons.

  • kelin

    I am beginning to get the hype with Ebanks, I think I am clouded by this years group and since I have not seen him play, like EJ I just am not there yet. I will NOT be surprised if Eric Gordon is still in a IU uniform next year, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. What is consistant about Ebanks are….smooth, versatile, mcgrady, durant, and Carmello….All I have read continues to use those terms and comparisons.

  • kelin

    I am beginning to get the hype with Ebanks, I think I am clouded by this years group and since I have not seen him play, like EJ I just am not there yet. I will NOT be surprised if Eric Gordon is still in a IU uniform next year, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. What is consistant about Ebanks are….smooth, versatile, mcgrady, durant, and Carmello….All I have read continues to use those terms and comparisons.

  • Zach

    Getting comparisons to Durant and McGrady is mighty impressive. It’s going to be a lot of fun having a player that has the ability to put it in anywhere on the court.

  • Zach

    Getting comparisons to Durant and McGrady is mighty impressive. It’s going to be a lot of fun having a player that has the ability to put it in anywhere on the court.

  • knasmiley

    I would just like to add and HOPE that Ebanks is a good recruiter too, he played with not only Kevin Jones but Dexter Strickland and Lance Stephenson who by the way are BOTH studs. Lance Stephenson is a stud in the same realm as EJ, just dominates no matter where he plays or who he plays against. The only knock on him is his attitude but I dont take much into that, the same was said about Eli Holman and after meeting him at AH about a month ago, that statement or theory is WAY WAY off base. Eli will represent IU with classy off the court behavior and GREAT play once he adjusts to the college game……………

    So go get them Devin, tell them ALL about IU and Kelvin Sampson and staff…………

    AJS

  • knasmiley

    I would just like to add and HOPE that Ebanks is a good recruiter too, he played with not only Kevin Jones but Dexter Strickland and Lance Stephenson who by the way are BOTH studs. Lance Stephenson is a stud in the same realm as EJ, just dominates no matter where he plays or who he plays against. The only knock on him is his attitude but I dont take much into that, the same was said about Eli Holman and after meeting him at AH about a month ago, that statement or theory is WAY WAY off base. Eli will represent IU with classy off the court behavior and GREAT play once he adjusts to the college game……………

    So go get them Devin, tell them ALL about IU and Kelvin Sampson and staff…………

    AJS

  • OxfordjdlkKayla

    You seem to have got the niche from the root, Awesome work

    Regards