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InsideMDSports: After dominating in Baltimore, new Terps target Kobe Eubanks has offer

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In November, Class of 2015 shooting guard Kobe Eubanks reopened his recruitment. His phone hasn't stopped ringing since.

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Eubanks, who originally committed to Baylor as a Class of 2014 prospect before academic issues pushed him into a prep year and led him to decommit, has heard from Maryland, Louisville, Michigan, Connecticut, Kansas, Oregon, Georgia, Providence, UCLA, USC and more in less than a month's time. Most of them called him as soon as he announced his decision, and they've continued to be in his ear. But Eubanks is enjoying the process the second time around.

"Very, very, very good," he said when asked how his recruitment has been going. "My phone's been ringing off the hook, but I'm not doing nothing but embracing it and let it motivate me to push harder."

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Eubanks has seen his game reach another level since taking a prep year. He went from playing at Our Savior New American (N.Y.) in his senior year, where he said he was primarily a spot-up shooter and had to learn to play tough, to taking more of a lead role this season with Elev8 Prep (Fla.). His improved game was on full display at last weekend's DMVelite Baltimore Holiday Classic, as he led his team to two victories while combining for 42 points and 15 rebounds. He has adjusted to his new teammates remarkably fast and took control of games when needed. He got to the foul line 13 times in the two games, something he wouldn't have been able to do a year ago.

"It's picking up quick, though," he said of his new role. "I added more to my game attacking the basket, not only just shooting. And just getting familiar with my teammates, that's helped a lot. These are great guys, and anybody would want them to play on their team."

Mark Turgeon was one of the head coaches in attendance last weekend — Georgetown and Louisville sent assistant coaches, while Providence head coach Ed Cooley was there Sunday  and he offered Eubanks last Saturday. The day before, the 6-foot-5 shooter, who is the No. 165-rated recruit according to 247Sports.com, took a visit to College Park and had a chance to look around the campus.

"It was good," he said. "We did a tour of the arena, we checked out the classrooms, we got to meet a couple of the players, and stuff like that. We talked about the environment, the way they run their system, and everything just seemed good."

Eubanks said he plans to take four more visits, and a decision does not seem immiment. Although he didn't want to give anything away, he said Maryland's recruiting pitch has stood out.

"They were telling me that they don't want no role player," he said. "They want a dude that can put the ball in the basket. A monster.

"They want the type of player that goes at it on the court. Not afraid of anyone, not going to back down, and just work your behind off. And I see myself as that."

Eubanks didn't have a chance to watch Maryland play USC Upstate because he had to attend his team's shootaround, but he said he watched the Terps play when former commit Trayvon Reed was set to play for them. Reed is a friend and former Amateur Athletic Union teammate of his.

"I got to see that they play very hard and they play together as a team," Eubanks said. "And if a guy gets going, they have no problem feeding him."

He also has family in the Prince George's County area, including his cousin, who came to watch him play this weekend.

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