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3 - Devin Ebanks

6-8, 208 Small Forward
West Virginia Sophomore
Birthday
10/28/89 (34.3 yrs)
Hometown
Long Island City, NY
High School
St. Thomas More
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
9
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
9
Passing
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Corey Brewer

Strengths: Long and lean small forward possessing a ‘smooth’ game … His wingspan is incredible and he seemingly gets his paws on every ball … Prolific rebounder (8.5 RPG). Particularly innate offensive rebounder (3 per game) … Grabs boards outside of his area. Quick off his feet and anticipates caroms extremely well. Breaks for the ball before anyone else on the court … High percentage shooter, rarely takes a bad shot (47%) … Very soft touch around the basket. Crafty with a variety of release points … Knows how to get shots off in the paint … Exhibits excellent body control … Shows promise with his mid-range jumper … Gets good elevation and has picturesque shooting mechanics … Appears comfortable at the free throw stripe where he shoots 74% … Will occasionally take his game into the post and shoot over smaller defenders … Thrives in transition as he runs the floor very well and takes long, loping strides … Makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands … Good passer averaging 2.7 assists per game … Has the ability to see over the defense and find cutters … Versatile defender with the ability to guard multiple positions … Often matches up with the opponent’s top perimeter threat … Moves his feet pretty well for 6-9, and his length can bail him out if he’s beaten off the bounce … Long arms and quick hands net him a steal per contest … Has a fire in his eyes at the defensive side, something very rare.

Weaknesses: It’s hard to say whether he’s gotten less aggressive or more unselfish … There are games where he simply doesn’t look at the basket … Seems lost offensively at the moment- as if he’s unsure what his game is … His field goal attempts per game have gone up from 8 to 10, but most of his shots come as a result of offensive rebounds or broken plays … Shot mid-range jumpers regularly last season, but appears hesitant as a sophomore … Lacks any range whatsoever, shooting 13% from three as a freshman and 11% this season … Needs to enhance this dimension of his game to keep opponents off balance … His ball handling is a work in progress. Not quick with the ball in his hands and very right hand dominant … Has difficulty beating defenders off the dribble, and quite frankly, rarely tries to … Lack of strength is a major concern as he gets knocked off balance easily … While he has a great looking stroke at the FT line, he rarely get there. Shoots 4 free throws per game … Does not possess an explosive burst or leaping ability … Would certainly benefit from adding upper and lower body muscle … Has difficulty finishing through contact. Cannot hold up defensively against stronger college 4’s … Was suspended for the first three games of the 09-10 season for undisclosed reasons.

Adam Ganeles – 2/26/10

Strengths: An offensive minded wing with good scoring ability … At 6’8," gets a lot of elevation on his jumpshot and boasts a nice looking stroke with a high release point … Very tough for defenders to check or block his shot … Has a lot of potential because of his length and coordination … Should be able to "put it all together" when he adds strength and better balance … Takes and makes difficult shots … Nice arc and form on his shot … Capable of handling the ball to an extent and should be able to improve his ability to create shots and get to the rim … His game is tailor-made to play the role of a scorer …  His huge wingspan enhances his athleticism making up for decent but not extraordinary leaping ability …

Weaknesses: Ball handling and body control … Currently he struggles to effectively get to the hoop against aggressive defenders due to a shaky handle and inability to muscle through contact … Should hit the weights and add more muscle … Extra core and lower body strength would do him a lot of good: improving his balance and leaping ability … Has had some disciplinary issues in the past, but nothing recently … Role should be as a scorer, does not possess great court vision …

Drew Wolin – 1/22/2008

SEASON
TEAM
MIN
PTS
REB
AST
TO
A/T
STL
BLK
PF
FG%
FT%
3P%
PPS
2008-09 WVU 30.210.57.82.71.91.390.80.71.80.470.70.1251.31
2009-10 WVU 34.1128.12.42.21.111.10.71.60.4570.770.11.3
PerGame 32.111.27.92.62.11.20.90.71.70.4630.7360.1141.30

SEASON
TEAM
GP
MIN
FG
FGA
FTM
FTA
3PM
3PA
PTS
OFF
DEF
TOT
AST
TO
STL
BLK
PF
2008-09 WVU 35105613228198140540367931802739367292563
2009-10 WVU 341161144315117152330408991762758375362354
Totals 6922172765962152928707751923565481761426548117

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