Ebonie has lived in many states but she calls Hagerstown, MD home. She attended Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, VA. At NDA, Ebonie soon became a highly recruited and top player in the DMV area during a prime era for girls basketball. She played with two of the best AAU programs in the country in Fairfax Stars and Boo Williams. NDA also became the best girl’s high school program in the area and ranked as high as #2 in the nation. Ebonie became one of the top guards in her class, receiving more than 25 Division I scholarship offers. She ended her high school career as a McDonald’s All-American nominee, ranked the #6 point guard in the nation, 1,000 point scorer, and finished with a record of 105-11.
Ebonie then decided to play at Seton Hall University in the Big East conference. In just three years, she scored 1,123 points, became an All Big East player, and broke Seton Hall women’s basketball 3-pointers made record. After deciding to graduate early and not forgo her senior season at “The Hall”, Ebonie landed in Kansas. After some time off, Ebonie’s boyfriend Jamar Samuels, who was a member of Kansas State men’s basketball team, encouraged her to play one more season. She signed on to play at Kansas’ top 10 DII progam at Washburn University and fell back in love with the game. During her single season, she lead her team to a MIAA conference championship, lead the country in 3FG percentage (49.7%), became the conference Player of the Year, scored 500 points, and was selected as an unanimous 1st Team WBCA DII All-American.
After college, Ebonie and Jamar started a family and Ebonie decided to turn down professional playing offers herself.
Ebonie has played alongside current WNBA players, overseas professionals, and Olympians as well as competed against the best players in the world. She has been coached by some of the best basketball minds in the game which makes her all-around knowledgeable.