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.
Ramey is the 28th-ranked national prospect in the Class of 2018 according to the rivals.com 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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