Devin Ebanks caught the eyes of the college coaches at the ABCD camp last July. The 6-foot-8, 180-pound small forward from Bishop Loughlin in Queens, NY., will try to secure offers from four of the five schools on his list when he suits up with the Metro Hawks during the spring evaluation period.
"My top five are Connecticut, St. John's, Louisville, Iowa State and Florida," said Ebanks. "Right now St. John's is the only one that has offered."
Big East power Connecticut sits at the top of Ebanks' school list.
"Connecticut is my favorite," he said. "I like their style of play-the way they get up and down the floor. I also like the way they rebound the ball. And Coach Calhoun gives his wings freedom to shoot the ball."
During his high school season, Ebanks averaged 23 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals per game.
A shooter with length, Ebanks knows that he must gain strength in order to take full advantage of his skill set.
"Basically, I just need to get stronger," he said. "If I get stronger, the other parts of my game will fall into place."
Ebanks, who is the No. 48 ranked prospect in the class of 2007, noted that the opportunity for early playing time will be the main factor in choosing a school.