Texas A&M Aggies wing Kobie Eubanks is likely two weeks away from being cleared to practice, A&M coach Billy Kennedy told Today’s U. Eubanks has been dealing with a stress fracture in his foot.
Eubanks is a former top-100 prospect coming out of high school.
A 6-foot-5, 218-pound wing, he was initially set to go to Alabama last year, but did not receive a qualifying test score prior to the start of the fall semester. Eubanks achieved a qualifying test score in September and was cleared to play in the second semester. He decided to play with the Aggies, not the Crimson Tide, at that time.
The shooting guard spent his last non-college year at Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla. He decommitted from Baylor before later committing to Alabama over offers from Kansas and a number of other schools. All of that before inevitably landing with Texas A&M.
During his freshman run with the Aggies, Eubanks only managed to play 4.5 minutes per game. In total, thanks to not being eligible until December, he only played 36 minutes during the entire season.
If nothing else, Eubanks adds depth to a program that has done well bringing in top recruits during Kennedy’s tenure. While expectations for him were high for him when he was coming out of high school, they have tempered a bit after a mostly mundane freshman campaign.
Texas A&M is coming off a terrific 2015-16 season, in which the team won 28 games and made a trip to the NCAA Tournament.