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Devin Ebanks Joins Best Virginia For First Appearance in TBT

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Former West Virginia forward Devin Ebanks will join WVU’s alumni team, Best Virginia, in July for the 2022 TBT tournament.

“We are so excited to have Devin a part of this year’s Best Virginia team,” Best Virginia head coach James Long said. “He is a professional that is going to bring versatility and experience at the highest level. He has been to the Final Four, played overseas, and played in the NBA. His versatility is going to give us the capability to some different things on the court as well. All in all, it’s a great day for Best Virginia.”

Ebanks will join a confirmed list of John Flowers, Kevin Jones, Juwan Staten, Jaysean Paige and Jamel Morris for the televised tournament.

Ebanks spent two seasons at West Virginia as a player under head coach Bob Huggins from 2008-10. The New York native was a key contributor to the 2010 team that finished 31-7 (13-5 Big East) overall and made the Final Four in the NCAA tournament for the second time in school history. During his sophomore season, Ebanks averaged 12.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 34 games.

Following two years at West Virginia, Ebanks declared for the NBA draft, getting selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 43 overall pick. Ebanks spent three seasons in the NBA with the Lakers appearing in 63 games and nine playoff games.

Ebanks spent some time in the NBA D-League with the Texas Legends, Springfield Armor and Grand Rapids Gold before leaving prior to the 2015-16 season. Ebanks was a one-time NBA D-League All-Star and an All-NBA D-League Third Team recipient. The former Mountaineer has traveled around the world since 2014 playing in Israel, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Italy, France, Japan, Germany and Greece.

Best Virginia is returning to Charleston, West Virginia in July to co-host one region of the TBT tournament with Herd That, Marshall’s alumni team. The Charleston region will run from July 24-27. The link for tickets for the 2022 TBT can be found here.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. Ethan has covered WVU men’s basketball, football and recruiting for the past two years. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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