Ebanks will get release from Letter of Intent

  • 03/18/2008 1:19 pm in

ebanks232.jpgDevin Ebanks attended the Big Ten Tournament last weekend, met with school officials and asked to be released from the Letter of Intent he signed back in November. According to his high school coach, Indiana has obliged with his request. Adam Zagoria has the details on the Zagsblog:

“He’s spoke to the people at Indiana and they’re apparently going to be sending him his release,” St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn said Tuesday.

“Right now he’s talking about Memphis, Texas and Rutgers,” Quinn said. “He may add a fourth. A bunch of people are trying to get it, but who knows?”

Since both Memphis and Texas are competing in the NCAA Tournament, Ebanks likely couldn’t visit either school until after the Big Dance.

You can expect to see Ebanks suiting up for John Calipari and Memphis next season. For those of you hoping that Ebanks would wait to see who IU hires before seeking his release, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. So long Mr. Ebanks, we hardly knew ya.

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  • deedubbadoo

    Rutgers? No offense but why? Memphis and Texas I can understand but if you want out of IU to go to Rutgers then best of luck Devin.

  • Rutgers was on his final list back in November (along with Miami, FL). That's probably part of the reason he's still listing them. I'd call it a huge upset if he doesn't end up at Memphis.

  • tberry

    Whether Ebanks comes or not is the least of our worries. Right now our main concern ought to be who IU hires for our next coach.

    Players come and players go and really great player are always ready to go. We need someone who can and will build a solid, continuing program that is consistently the best. To get a coach who can build a program that is consistently the best, we need a coach who's record shows that he has been consistently the best.

  • Given what's happened toward the latter half of this season and given that IU has been unable to secure it's recruits for last season, Dan Dakich as NO, ZERO chance of being hired on as head coach last year.

    patrickdonohue.freedomblogging.com

  • Patrick,

    Until you stop posting your link at the bottom of each post, I'll be deleting your posts.

  • RobertSchell

    Eh, figured this would come sooner or later. Can't wait to see Matt Roth play wearing the Cream and Crimson next year though….hopefully Holloway and Pritchard are as committed.

  • JamesHardy

    AW shucks…good riddens! I'm not all about 1-n-done players anyway! If he don't want INDIANA on the front of his jersey then…SEE YA!

  • JamesHardy

    yahoooo…ooooo!

  • Oh well.

    Does this mean we, as Indiana fans, can whine and bitch and moan and complain and demand that he sit out a year for “transferring” schools and call him names and insult his family and his friends and his girlfriend, like Illinois fans?

  • I just find it interesting that all of a sudden Calipari is interested in this kid. I mean, Indiana has a basketball program. Rutgers? And Miami (FL)? That's all the offers he got, and now suddenly he's being courted by the team that spent a large chunk of the season at Number One?

    Do we need to call the EPA to clean up the oil slick coming out of Memphis?

  • Ryan_Btown

    So maybe we should hire Rick Barnes? Then we have a coach he likes plus a school he was already planning on attending? Too bad Barnes is good friends with Knight. I know some people have called him an underachiever but I kind of like the guy.

  • kelin

    Just curious to anyone……what was the last piece of Good News about this team? I can't remember…..it goes from bad to worse.

  • Didn't you do this with Luke Recker already?

  • Didn't you already do this with Luke Recker?

  • Hoosier in Boston

    I don't particularly like one-and-dones either. But let's be honest. In the current state of basketball, unless lightning strikes and you get 5 solid players like a Wisconsin or Purdue, superstars raise the level of any program (see Oden or Conley from OSU, or Beasley at KSU). Like it or not, the instant success they inject into a program means that that school is on everyone's radar, which matters to high school kids. In this case, I think we can live without Ebanks, and if that's our worst loss from the Sampson fallout, then so be it.

  • T

    Good question kellin. I think D.J. White deservedly winning big ten player of the year would be the last good thing I could think of.

    As for Ebanks, I wish him well and don't blame him for changing his mind. Hopefully IU fans can show class and not boo the kid should he ever come to IU to play for another team, (which seems very unlikely.)

  • hoosierdaddy

    Memphis is a great program with a great coach. Some of us need to quit slandering Calipari and worry about who our next coach will be. For the record Cal was cleared of any wrong doing by the NCAA. He is not the one who has been caught cheating and lying, twice. Bring back Bobby!

  • Brett

    Patrick be gettin OWNED son. Seriously though, its annoying and his blog is worthless. Good admin move by A.

    Very impressed with admin of this blog/site. Keep up the good work gentlemen.

  • Me? No. I liked Recker. I was disappointed when he left and sad when he got hurt. I think if he hadn't gone back to Iowa, things would have been a lot different with Recker.

  • IUB74

    I certainly hope that we do get some good news soon. DJ has been inspirational this year, he exceeded my expectations. Losing DJ and top recruits with the NCAA yet to weigh in is not inspiring hope for next year.

  • You need to work on not ruining your arguments at the very end by saying really, really dumb things.

  • CB in OR

    I was reading some graduation rates for BBall this mornin…Rick Barnes 33%, Calapari 40%, Pearl 33%…UNC was the only number one seed over 50%. I forget what Sean miller had but it was one of the best, way far bettah than UNC.

  • Boyo

    But he'll always be a member of the IU family, won't he? Just like Josh Smith?

  • Rutgers was on his final list back in November (along with Miami, FL). That's probably part of the reason he's still listing them. I'd call it a huge upset if he doesn't end up at Memphis.

  • tberry

    Whether Ebanks comes or not is the least of our worries. Right now our main concern ought to be who IU hires for our next coach.

    Players come and players go and really great player are always ready to go. We need someone who can and will build a solid, continuing program that is consistently the best. To get a coach who can build a program that is consistently the best, we need a coach who's record shows that he has been consistently the best.

  • Given what's happened toward the latter half of this season and given that IU has been unable to secure it's recruits for last season, Dan Dakich as NO, ZERO chance of being hired on as head coach last year.

    patrickdonohue.freedomblogging.com

  • Patrick,

    Until you stop posting your link at the bottom of each post, I'll be deleting your posts.

  • RobertSchell

    Eh, figured this would come sooner or later. Can't wait to see Matt Roth play wearing the Cream and Crimson next year though….hopefully Holloway and Pritchard are as committed.

  • JamesHardy

    AW shucks…good riddens! I'm not all about 1-n-done players anyway! If he don't want INDIANA on the front of his jersey then…SEE YA!

  • JamesHardy

    yahoooo…ooooo!

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    No headbands+ no Ebanks. Were not whodie enough for this piece of shit thug.Thank God

  • Sherron Wilkerson

    Oops, I menat No headbands = no Devin the dude

  • Oh well.

    Does this mean we, as Indiana fans, can whine and bitch and moan and complain and demand that he sit out a year for “transferring” schools and call him names and insult his family and his friends and his girlfriend, like Illinois fans?

  • I just find it interesting that all of a sudden Calipari is interested in this kid. I mean, Indiana has a basketball program. Rutgers? And Miami (FL)? That's all the offers he got, and now suddenly he's being courted by the team that spent a large chunk of the season at Number One?

    Do we need to call the EPA to clean up the oil slick coming out of Memphis?

  • Ryan_Btown

    So maybe we should hire Rick Barnes? Then we have a coach he likes plus a school he was already planning on attending? Too bad Barnes is good friends with Knight. I know some people have called him an underachiever but I kind of like the guy.

  • kelin

    Just curious to anyone……what was the last piece of Good News about this team? I can't remember…..it goes from bad to worse.

  • Didn't you do this with Luke Recker already?

  • Didn't you already do this with Luke Recker?

  • Hoosier in Boston

    I don't particularly like one-and-dones either. But let's be honest. In the current state of basketball, unless lightning strikes and you get 5 solid players like a Wisconsin or Purdue, superstars raise the level of any program (see Oden or Conley from OSU, or Beasley at KSU). Like it or not, the instant success they inject into a program means that that school is on everyone's radar, which matters to high school kids. In this case, I think we can live without Ebanks, and if that's our worst loss from the Sampson fallout, then so be it.

  • T

    Good question kellin. I think D.J. White deservedly winning big ten player of the year would be the last good thing I could think of.

    As for Ebanks, I wish him well and don't blame him for changing his mind. Hopefully IU fans can show class and not boo the kid should he ever come to IU to play for another team, (which seems very unlikely.)

  • hoosierdaddy

    Memphis is a great program with a great coach. Some of us need to quit slandering Calipari and worry about who our next coach will be. For the record Cal was cleared of any wrong doing by the NCAA. He is not the one who has been caught cheating and lying, twice. Bring back Bobby!

  • Brett

    Patrick be gettin OWNED son. Seriously though, its annoying and his blog is worthless. Good admin move by A.

    Very impressed with admin of this blog/site. Keep up the good work gentlemen.

  • Me? No. I liked Recker. I was disappointed when he left and sad when he got hurt. I think if he hadn't gone back to Iowa, things would have been a lot different with Recker.

  • IUB74

    I certainly hope that we do get some good news soon. DJ has been inspirational this year, he exceeded my expectations. Losing DJ and top recruits with the NCAA yet to weigh in is not inspiring hope for next year.

  • You need to work on not ruining your arguments at the very end by saying really, really dumb things.

  • CB in OR

    I was reading some graduation rates for BBall this mornin…Rick Barnes 33%, Calapari 40%, Pearl 33%…UNC was the only number one seed over 50%. I forget what Sean miller had but it was one of the best, way far bettah than UNC.

  • Boyo

    But he'll always be a member of the IU family, won't he? Just like Josh Smith?