Son of Hubert Ebanks and Yvonne Jackson ... Majored in Athletic Coaching Education at West Virginia ... Originally committed to play college basketball at Indiana but obtained release from letter of intent after head coach Kelvin Sampson’s departure from program ... Ranked 2nd among small forwards and 11th overall in the high school class of 2008, according to Rivals.com ... Averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as a senior at St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, CT ... One of 30 high school players to be invited to the USA Basketball Development Festival in 2007 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO ... While there, averaged 28.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
Selected by the Lakers in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Assigned to the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam 12/27/10 ... Recalled from D-League 1/9/11 ... Scored first NBA points 10/31/10 vs. Golden State (first FG 11/2/10 vs. Memphis).
Selected by the Lakers in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft.