Ebanks kept up the momentum he built in the first Summer League game, and came up big for his team. Unfortunately the rest of the team failed to do much of anything, with the exception of Derrick Character. Ebanks poured in 24 points on 8-16 from the floor, including 2-3 from three. Perhaps the college line was just too close? He also added 3 steals, one of which where he picked Coby Karl’s pocket and ran out for a layup. Again not much on the rebounding front, but that is clearly not his role on this team, he runs out on shots to try and start the break. Derrick Character is the man on the boards picking up his second double double in as many games.
Devin had a WVU moment at one point in the third, when the ball was thrown in to him with the shot clock at 5, and Ebanks casually dribbled out not thinking of the shot clock resulting in a violation… hummm sounds familiar. Other than that brain fart, Ebanks did all he could to get his team into the game, but only Character matched his play with 17 points and 12 boards. Ebanks and Character are men among boys on that team, if they can keep things up they should have spots on the Laker roster for the regular season.
Denver had the Lakers outclassed, led by a couple of bench players from their regular season squad. Ty Lawson put up 18 and had 7 assists, and played an excellent game as the floor general. Lawson got everyone on his team involved, and the Nuggets had a very balanced attack that the Lakers had no answer for.
Ebanks and his 22 points per game hit the court in Vegas again on Monday at 4pm. You can watch on ESPN3 or NBATV.