It was clear after watching Ndudi Ebi, a 6-9, 192 pound power forward from Westbury Christian H.S. in Houston, Tex., at the Super Showcase and the National AAUs that there are few forwards that can stop him defensively.
Ebi has outstanding quickness and agility. He also had many high major programs watching him over the past several days inside the Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Ebi moves around the court with such ease and can damage you by darting in and out of a defense. When he moves consistently, it's hard to stop him because he has a nice touch on his jumper.
Arizona, Duke, Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina, Texas, and Iowa are mentioned most frequently with Ebi, who told us a couple of weeks ago that these were just some of the schools he had interest in. "I really don't try to think about the list," Ebi said. "The reason is I am not ready to make a decision."
It's known that Ebi is close with his family and that Texas will be very strong in this recruiting race. Also, Ebi took his only official visit to Arizona in the spring, and he has not given any indications about adding or subtracting schools from his list.
Ebi is one of the top players in the Class of 2003. Probably the biggest thing he needs to improve on is his strength. His body is thin and he will need to fill it out if he will make some points inside against the big bodies.