Before they became Lakers, Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter were attempting to lead their respective schools to glory.
At West Virginia, Devin Ebanks was a key piece on a Mountaineer team, which returned to glory and advanced to the Final 4. Ebanks was a key part in the team’s success averaging 13 points and 7.2 rebounds per game during the tournament.
While Ebanks and the Mountaineers ultimately fell short to Duke, Ebanks’ performance in the tournament has the Lakers’ licking their chops at what he could become in the near future.
The other Lakers rookie, Derrick Caracter, also went dancing in 2010. Unfortunately for Caracter, his dance was much shorter than his fellow Lakers rookie’s.
Caracter led UTEP to the NCAA tournament, but was defeated by Butler as they were being fitted for their glass slipper. Caracter did have a great game in a losing effort though as he scored 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting in addition to 9 rebounds.
Caracter also had an impact in the tournament before attending UTEP while playing under Rick Pitino at Louisville. Caracter had limited impact and minutes though with the Cardinals.
So as we gear up for the stretch run of the NBA season, kick back and enjoy March Madness. After all you never know what hero in March could become a Laker legend years later in June.