Breaking News: Ramey commits to Louisville

Junior Courtney Ramey dunks in the Webster Classic first round victory against Marquette. Ramey put up 26 points in an amazing half to start the season. Photo by Andy Kimball

Junior Courtney Ramey dunks in a Webster round victory against Marquette. Ramey, who scored 28 in the game, committed to Louisville this afternoon. Photo by Andy Kimball

Bennett Durando
Sports Columnist

Webster junior Courtney Ramey has committed this afternoon to play D1 basketball for Rick Pitino at Louisville.

Louisville is currently the number six team in the country in the AP poll, and number seven in the USA Today coaches poll. The top-tier ACC program won a national championship in the 2012-13 season.

The highly-anticipated announcement, which came four days after originally scheduled and two days after National Signing Day for high school seniors in other sports, was made after school today in Roberts Gym to open viewing.

Junior Courtney Ramey commits to the University of Louisville. Ramey's younger brother helped him with the commitment. Photo by Andy Kimball.

Junior Courtney Ramey commits to the University of Louisville. Ramey’s younger brother helped him with the commitment. Photo by Andy Kimball.

Ramey is the 28th-ranked national prospect in the Class of 2018 according to the 150. ESPN ranks the Webster point guard 23rd in his position and third overall in the state of Missouri for his class, behind a fellow Statesman, SLU commit Carte’Are Gordon.

Ramey announced his final 13 school choices over social media two weeks ago. They were Louisville, Arkansas, Creighton, Florida, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State,  Marquete, Missouri, Northwestern, Ohio State, Texas and USC.

Coaching staffs from many of these schools have come to visit Ramey at WGHS and to watch him play this year, including Pitino of Louisville. Pitino has been to two games, including last Friday night’s game at SLUH. In a 59-43 win, Ramey put up eight points and seven rebounds, also showing off some flashy chemistry with Gordon.

Ramey is averaging 20 points per game this season, trying to lead Webster to a long-awaited State title.

The commitment is not technically binding, as Ramey cannot sign a letter of intent until November.

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