Devin Ebanks to Memphis?

ebanks_mem.jpgAccording to Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier-Journal it’s looking like a distinct possibility. Remember, it’s been reported that Devin Ebanks, IU’s top recruit next year via New York, has an out clause in his LOI that states he can be released if a coaching change was to occur.

The quick details from Bozich:

I talk to a lot of people in the college basketball game. Heard Ebanks to Memphis as a live possibility yesterday from a friend who is hot-wired into John Calipari’s program. Ebanks and Tyreke Evans. Those are the names for Memphis.

Oh Rob Senderoff, it’s looking like all your hard work might be for naught. Now, the interesting part of all of this is that today on Louisville’s 93.9 the Ticket, recruiting guru Jody Demling of the Courier-Journal said signees aren’t allowed to have this kind of language written into a LOI. He talked to a few people in the know and verbal agreements on that kind of talk is about as far as it can go.

We’ll see in the coming weeks and months how this one shakes out.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com Alex

    I feel good about the chances of Roth and Pritchard coming to Indiana. Holloway, I'm not so sure.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com Alex

    I feel good about the chances of Roth and Pritchard coming to Indiana. Holloway, I'm not so sure.

  • JamesHardy

    A…did you see my replies on the other thread? Was my comment the one that was removed?

  • JamesHardy

    A…did you see my replies on the other thread? Was my comment the one that was removed?

  • plane1972

    The obvious question I have that has yet to be asked is, if true, isn't this a huge NCAA violation for Calipari to be making overtures to Ebanks with a signed LOI in place with IU?

    I don't see how Calipari is even on the radar screen for the IU job, even if he was interested, which he is certainly not. He apparently has the run of the place in Memphis, takes chances on questionable character kids, cuts them free when need be, and makes no bones about running an NBA prep factory. IU would not want him, and he would not want IU. Particularly when IU will be working to get back in the good graces of the NCAA over the near term.

  • plane1972

    The obvious question I have that has yet to be asked is, if true, isn't this a huge NCAA violation for Calipari to be making overtures to Ebanks with a signed LOI in place with IU?

    I don't see how Calipari is even on the radar screen for the IU job, even if he was interested, which he is certainly not. He apparently has the run of the place in Memphis, takes chances on questionable character kids, cuts them free when need be, and makes no bones about running an NBA prep factory. IU would not want him, and he would not want IU. Particularly when IU will be working to get back in the good graces of the NCAA over the near term.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com Alex

    If you were the one that was calling people a thug, then yes, it was removed.

  • http://www.insidethehall.com Alex

    If you were the one that was calling people a thug, then yes, it was removed.

  • Go Hoosiers

    Hey Devin, its me again….. I dont think you should go to the Tigers, i mean you are a stud and everything but man IU is the place to be….. Memphis dont even play anybody that good anyway since theyre in Conference-USA, they played Tennessee and got their ass beat 66-62 well thats not an ass whoopin but you know what i mean Big-E. So you should DEFFINETELY re-consider your commitment to Indiana and stick with it dawg……

  • Go Hoosiers

    Hey Devin, its me again….. I dont think you should go to the Tigers, i mean you are a stud and everything but man IU is the place to be….. Memphis dont even play anybody that good anyway since theyre in Conference-USA, they played Tennessee and got their ass beat 66-62 well thats not an ass whoopin but you know what i mean Big-E. So you should DEFFINETELY re-consider your commitment to Indiana and stick with it dawg……

  • Go Hoosiers

    Holloway is a STUPID JEW, hes a dick anyway……….

  • Go Hoosiers

    Holloway is a STUPID JEW, hes a dick anyway……….

  • BriscoeDisco

    No wonder players like Ebanks don't wanna play here

  • BriscoeDisco

    No wonder players like Ebanks don't wanna play here

  • BriscoeDisco

    If Dakich is the coach next year I think we can all agree that theres about a 10% chance Ebanks will come. He came here to play for KS, and with him gone and NCAA sanctions (for Ebanks' season) potentitally coming he'd be wise to reconsider his decion now while he can.

    If we go out and get a qualified coach, Tony Bennet, Al Skinner, any one with experince I think Ebanks would consider staying, but if Dakich is the coach here next year simply cuz #3 and #23 carried us to a big 10 title, Ebanks will go

  • BriscoeDisco

    If Dakich is the coach next year I think we can all agree that theres about a 10% chance Ebanks will come. He came here to play for KS, and with him gone and NCAA sanctions (for Ebanks' season) potentitally coming he'd be wise to reconsider his decion now while he can.

    If we go out and get a qualified coach, Tony Bennet, Al Skinner, any one with experince I think Ebanks would consider staying, but if Dakich is the coach here next year simply cuz #3 and #23 carried us to a big 10 title, Ebanks will go

  • Go Hoosiers

    Naw Bitch, I talked to Devin yesterday and he said he is just putting on a show
    for them “loyal fans” so get your shit straight boy and nice loss to Tennessee
    ASSHOLE………..

  • Go Hoosiers

    FUCK YOU 2 BITCH

  • Go Hoosiers

    Weber would do a DICK move like that, but we GOT GORDON baby……. ha ha

  • hoostheman

    The fact that he may not be one and done is the exact reason we have to make every effort to keep him. He's a natural scorer that would help tremendously compensating for DJ/EJ's soon-to-be-gone 35+ per night. Some scouts say he's the best player in the country with the ball, and has a skillset that projects tremendously at the next level. The thought that we can take or leave a talent like Ebanks, especially with the current state of Hoosier basketball, is completely misguided.

    The good news is he and his mother have stated he won't make any decisions until they speak with the new coach. That's just one more reason to perform an efficient search (unlike last time) and get the right HC in Bloomington as soon as possible.

  • hoostheman

    The fact that he may not be one and done is the exact reason we have to make every effort to keep him. He's a natural scorer that would help tremendously compensating for DJ/EJ's soon-to-be-gone 35+ per night. Some scouts say he's the best player in the country with the ball, and has a skillset that projects tremendously at the next level. The thought that we can take or leave a talent like Ebanks, especially with the current state of Hoosier basketball, is completely misguided.

    The good news is he and his mother have stated he won't make any decisions until they speak with the new coach. That's just one more reason to perform an efficient search (unlike last time) and get the right HC in Bloomington as soon as possible.

  • hoostheman

    And you are absolutely pathetic.

    A – Some post about thugs gets removed but this dude gets free reign?

  • Raymond

    MJR, I do not know specifically about the “Non Negotiable” print on the LOI, however, a relative of mine was formerly an attorney for the NCAA and we talked about this issue the other day.

    Apparently, you can NOT put any type of opt out clause into a LOI. The NCAA has a policy for the “Qualified Release Agreement” in which the School and Player can MUTUALLY agree to release both parties of their duties required by the LOI. There is NO other policy in the LOI framework to allow for the release by NCAA rules. Any agreement reached about the ability to be released from the LOI would be verbal only and would still require the Qualified Release Agreement to be reached by both player and school.

  • Raymond

    MJR, I do not know specifically about the “Non Negotiable” print on the LOI, however, a relative of mine was formerly an attorney for the NCAA and we talked about this issue the other day.

    Apparently, you can NOT put any type of opt out clause into a LOI. The NCAA has a policy for the “Qualified Release Agreement” in which the School and Player can MUTUALLY agree to release both parties of their duties required by the LOI. There is NO other policy in the LOI framework to allow for the release by NCAA rules. Any agreement reached about the ability to be released from the LOI would be verbal only and would still require the Qualified Release Agreement to be reached by both player and school.

  • JamesHardy

    I seriously doubt that an 18 year old high school kid is going to make his decision on a college based on the vocabulary of a single human being who's located some 700 miles away from where he lives. And further more, if you would have been open-minded enough to read my response/apology, you'd understand what I was implying with the word. Get a clue…i'd love to call you a tool right now, but BIG A would probably remove that. SO I won't….

  • JamesHardy

    I seriously doubt that an 18 year old high school kid is going to make his decision on a college based on the vocabulary of a single human being who's located some 700 miles away from where he lives. And further more, if you would have been open-minded enough to read my response/apology, you'd understand what I was implying with the word. Get a clue…i'd love to call you a tool right now, but BIG A would probably remove that. SO I won't….

  • Bham

    It is not a violation if Ebanks contacted Cal, which is what happened.

  • Bham

    It is not a violation if Ebanks contacted Cal, which is what happened.

  • Deundrae Coles

    You can not opt out of your LOI. Just like others that have poster, I know. The NCAA can grant you a release, but it has to be some extreme circumstances. I could sit out a year because I wasn't going to be a starter anyway, if you don't have a year to give up to the NCAA, you are just about stuck.

  • Deundrae Coles

    You can not opt out of your LOI. Just like others that have poster, I know. The NCAA can grant you a release, but it has to be some extreme circumstances. I could sit out a year because I wasn't going to be a starter anyway, if you don't have a year to give up to the NCAA, you are just about stuck.

  • Deundrae Coles

    You can not opt out of your LOI. Just like others that have poster, I know. The NCAA can grant you a release, but it has to be some extreme circumstances. I could sit out a year because I wasn't going to be a starter anyway, if you don't have a year to give up to the NCAA, you are just about stuck.

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