This is an interesting tidbit on the the new rookie.
Bleacher Report: With the 43rd pick of the 2010 NBA Draft the Lakers selected Devin Ebanks from the University Of West Virginia. Wait doesn’t this sound familiar? (Trevor Ariza was the 43rd overall pick by the New York Knicks back in 2004).
At first it was surprising. I knew the Lakers had received a steal as soon as I heard his name.
I’m taking a wild guess that most people don’t know much about Ebanks, so I’ll give you the rundown.
2008-2009 Season: 10.5 (PTS), 7.8 (REB), 2.7 (AST), 47% from the field.
2009-2010 Season: 12.0 (PTS), 8.1 (REB), 2.4 (AST), 45.7% from the field.
As you can see, Ebanks can play efficiently and well. He may not have eye-popping numbers but he was consistent and solid. When a forward can average close to a double-double every game throughout his career, he can obviously play.
Coming out of Bishop Loughlin High, Ebanks was an instant prospect. He was ranked 11th overall top high school player coming into West Virginia.