The long road of recruiting has come to an end for five-star prospect Devin Ebanks. The 6-foot-8 forward is headed to West Virginia.
Ebanks, a dynamic and versatile prospect from St. Thomas More (Conn.), announced his decision to play for Bob Huggins next season on Sunday, according to his long time AAU coach and mentor Lawrence McGugins.
The recruiting process has not been easy on the New York native. Ebanks originally signed with Indiana but was released from his National Letter of Intent when Kelvin Sampson was let go from the Big Ten school.
Ebanks looked hard at familiar schools on his list and visited each of his finalists, West Virginia, Memphis, Rutgers and Texas, officially.
"It was really tough on him. I don't think he made up his mind until this morning," McGugins said. "I think he found the same kind of comfort level [at West Virginia] that he found at Indiana.
"He'll have plenty of opportunities to get shots [at WVU] and he'll be able to play out on the wing, which is his natural position. It's a total team effort there. It's pretty simple and that's not to knock Memphis and the other schools he was looking at."
Ebanks is the jewel of the 2008 class for the Mountaineers. He joins big man Kevin Jones, forward Roscoe Davis and guard Darryl Bryant.