Former WVU forward Devin Ebanks started for the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since the fourth game of the season on Saturday night, and took advantage of his opportunity. Ebanks scored a career high 12 points and grabbed four rebounds against the Phoenix Suns in the Lakers’ 125-105 loss.
Ebanks has struggled this season and spent a few games on the Lakers NBA-Development League team. The former Mountaineer filled in for injuried NBA super star Kobe Bryant, who has been out with a shin injury. Despite Ebanks’ struggles this season, the Lakers have said they are very high on him because of his work ethic and his affordable salary.
So far during his second season in the NBA, Ebanks is averaging 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.