Kobe Eubanks has been lighting up scoreboards for years at the high school level, and now he’s bringing his shooting touch to Baylor.
Baylor coach Scott Drew announced the signing of Eubanks to an NCAA national letter of intent Tuesday.
The 6-5, 212-pound guard averaged 18.5 points for Our Savior New American School in Centerreach, N.Y., during the past season. He hit at least one 3-pointer in all 27 games and nailed multiple treys during 24 of them.
“Kobe is blessed with a scoring mentality, and he’s one of the better scorers and 3-point shooters in this class,” Drew said. “He comes from a private Christian school, where he’s well-liked both on and off the court, and he’ll be a great fit for our program and a great representative of Baylor University.”
The highly recruited Eubanks visited Baylor on March 4 when the Bears beat Iowa State, 74-61, at the Ferrell Center. He verbally committed to Baylor two weeks later over such powerhouse schools as Florida, Virginia, Wichita State, Missouri and Cincinnati.
“I liked the way the visit went and how well they treated me,” Eubanks said. “The players made me feel comfortable. I also saw they are losing some senior guards (Brady Heslip and Gary Franklin), and I think I can make a big impact.”
Eubanks grew up in Fort Lauderdale and played three seasons at American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla. He transferred to Our Savior New American as a senior and was a four-star recruit by ESPN and ranked No. 5 among prep players in New York.
“He can drive to the hoop or shoot the open 3,” New American coach Ron Stelzer said. “He’s an excellent shooter and scorer. He came here for his last year of high school and has been very coachable.”
Eubanks is the fourth player in Baylor’s 2014 recruiting class, joining three who signed in November, including DeSoto High School forward T.J. Maston, Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College guard Lester Medford and Oakwood High School guard Damiyne Durham.