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asandhu23
04-12-2010, 02:43 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia forward Devin Ebanks is skipping his final two years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore made the announcement Monday, after speaking to his mother and the Mountaineers' coaching staff. West Virginia basketball spokesman Bryan Messerly said Ebanks has not hired an agent but plans to do so soon.

"We have decided that I should explore my options to pursue a dream that I have had since I was a little kid," Ebanks said. "I want to thank West Virginia University, my coaches, my teammates and all the great fans."

Ebanks was considered West Virginia's top defender and averaged 12 points and a team-leading 8.1 rebounds last season. The Mountaineers finished 31-7, advancing to the Final Four before losing to eventual national champion Duke in Indianapolis.

"I certainly enjoyed coaching Devin for two years," said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. "He was extremely coachable and was a great teammate. We certainly wish him the best for a long and prosperous career."

http://www.nba.com/2010/news/04/12/wvu.ebanks.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

First round? Second Round? Undrafted? Career predictions?

R_O_W_E
04-12-2010, 02:56 PM
1st Round, probably 10-20.

Career Predictions: Bust. I still have no clue why NBA teams continue to overvalue athletic lanky 6'7-6'11 wing players with limited range and no handle to create their own shot when attacking the basket. They get away with it in college because of their athletic advantage over most opponents, but in the NBA almost every player your size is just as athletic if not a better athlete. If you can't develop a perimeter game, or bulk up and develop a low post game then you'll end up as nothing more than a bench role player used for defense if even that.

The busts/disappointments following that idea of thinking just continue to add up:
Joe Alexander
Julian Wright
Jonathan Bender
Yi
Skitz
Tyrus Thomas
Marvin Williams
Gerald Green
Jared Jeffries
Darius Miles

I could keep going on.

alencp3
04-12-2010, 02:58 PM
1st Round, probably 10-20.

Career Predictions: Bust. I still have no clue why NBA teams continue to overvalue athletic lanky 6'7-6'11 wing players with limited range and no handle to create their own shot when attacking the basket. They get away with it in college because of their athletic advantage over most opponents, but in the NBA almost every player your size is just as athletic if not a better athlete.

The busts/disappointments following that idea of thinking just continue to add up:
Joe Alexander
Julian Wright
Jonathan Bender
Yi
Tyrus Thomas
Rodney Carney
Marvin Williams
Gerald Green

I could keep going on.
:eyebrow:

R_O_W_E
04-12-2010, 03:00 PM
:eyebrow:

Why did Marvin Williams go over Chris Paul and Deron Williams?

Poten...that damn word I cant even finish it.

kvrnm
04-12-2010, 06:48 PM
1st Round, probably 10-20.

Career Predictions: Bust. I still have no clue why NBA teams continue to overvalue athletic lanky 6'7-6'11 wing players with limited range and no handle to create their own shot when attacking the basket. They get away with it in college because of their athletic advantage over most opponents, but in the NBA almost every player your size is just as athletic if not a better athlete. If you can't develop a perimeter game, or bulk up and develop a low post game then you'll end up as nothing more than a bench role player used for defense if even that.

The busts/disappointments following that idea of thinking just continue to add up:
Joe Alexander
Julian Wright
Jonathan Bender
Yi
Skitz
Tyrus Thomas
Marvin Williams
Gerald Green
Jared Jeffries
Darius Miles

I could keep going on.

wow that was very insightful and you brouught up alotta good points,,,,:clap:

cardinals1226
04-13-2010, 10:41 AM
1st Round, probably 10-20.

Career Predictions: Bust. I still have no clue why NBA teams continue to overvalue athletic lanky 6'7-6'11 wing players with limited range and no handle to create their own shot when attacking the basket. They get away with it in college because of their athletic advantage over most opponents, but in the NBA almost every player your size is just as athletic if not a better athlete. If you can't develop a perimeter game, or bulk up and develop a low post game then you'll end up as nothing more than a bench role player used for defense if even that.

The busts/disappointments following that idea of thinking just continue to add up:
Joe Alexander
Julian Wright
Jonathan Bender
Yi
Skitz
Tyrus Thomas
Marvin Williams
Gerald Green
Jared Jeffries
Darius Miles

I could keep going on.

Bender was a bust because of knee injuries. It had nothing to do with his talent or inability to create a shot. He was very capable and excelled in his only season healthy.

R_O_W_E
04-13-2010, 12:14 PM
Bender was a bust because of knee injuries. It had nothing to do with his talent or inability to create a shot. He was very capable and excelled in his only season healthy.

That doesn't excuse his career, why was the #4 pick in the Draft still coming off the bench? His best season he averaged 7.4/3.1. No doubt knee injuries ruined his career, but its not like he was a proven player before they occured. From what I remember, he was always viewed as a player with potential to maybe be good around this time since hes only 28 or 29.

alencp3
04-13-2010, 03:53 PM
Why did Marvin Williams go over Chris Paul and Deron Williams?

Poten...that damn word I cant even finish it.

So u are saying that Hakeem is a bust cause he was take before MJ?
Marvin is playing good basketball this season,he isnt better than CP3 and D-Will but he aint bust.

cardinals1226
04-13-2010, 05:41 PM
That doesn't excuse his career, why was the #4 pick in the Draft still coming off the bench? His best season he averaged 7.4/3.1. No doubt knee injuries ruined his career, but its not like he was a proven player before they occured. From what I remember, he was always viewed as a player with potential to maybe be good around this time since hes only 28 or 29.

He was one of the best high school players in the nation. He was only a bench player because of the injuries and because they Pacers at the time had so many players in front of him on the depth chart. He never really got a chance to develop because of the injuries.

R_O_W_E
04-13-2010, 10:15 PM
So u are saying that Hakeem is a bust cause he was take before MJ?
Marvin is playing good basketball this season,he isnt better than CP3 and D-Will but he aint bust.

Did you miss where I included disappointment? He is a disappointment at this point in his career.

Secondly, to compare Hakeem being taken over MJ to Marvin Williams being taken over CP3 is just stupid.

alencp3
04-14-2010, 02:43 PM
Did you miss where I included disappointment? He is a disappointment at this point in his career.

Secondly, to compare Hakeem being taken over MJ to Marvin Williams being taken over CP3 is just stupid.

Of course it is.

Hmm then i guess 90% of the lottery guys in Nba are disappointments. I didnt expected much from Marvin though.

arkanian215
04-15-2010, 04:55 PM
LIC!!!!

But Butler and Stephenson to the Nets. Hometown kids (newark and brooklyn respectively). that would be crazy! brooklyn would embrace the nets as their own real quick if they had him.

justinnum1
04-15-2010, 08:10 PM
Heat are gonna take a strong look at Ebanks