Another highly regarded 2018 domino fell on Friday afternoon as junior Courtney Ramey of Webster Groves High School in Missouri verbally committed to Louisville.  Long regarded as one of the premiere floor generals in the 2018 class regionally and nationally, Ramey has excelled at every level of his development and he will look to do the same at the next level with the historical powerhouse ACC program, whom he felt was the perfect fit.

“I built the strongest relationship with Coach Pitino and they always showed me that I was a top priority for them and the PG they wanted,” Ramey said.  “When you consider location, the major I want to pursue, the conference they play in, quality of the coaching, and the style of play, it all fit perfectly for me and made sense.”  

At 6-3 the long lean and skilled floor general from Missouri is a scintillating combination of physical tools, skills, and emotional maturity with a proven track record of success and a history of winning…both on and off the court.  The choice for Courtney wasn’t easy as it came down to a number of quality schools that all presented something special and unique for him to consider.

Ramey said, “I liked several schools and after narrowing my list earlier this year it eventually really came down to Florida, Creighton, Kansas State, and Louisville.  All the programs I looked throughout the process were intriguing, but the final four really pursued things the right way and created the strongest bond in terms of the overall recruitment process and relationships.”  

In-state powers Missouri and Saint Louis were also considered by Ramey at times but the uncertainty on a variety of levels caught the young man’s attention.  “I liked both SLU and Mizzou and was still considering Mizzou but the coaches uncertainty really played a part in not choosing them.  As for Saint Louis, a lot of my AAU teammates were looking to go there with the prior staff but the new staff never recruited me, my guess is because they had their PG already in Jordan Goodwin.”  He added, “All the schools were great but in then end Louisville was the best fit across the board and I just developed a great relationship with them collectively and a very strong bond on multiple levels.” 

A down to earth talent with a high caliber game, Courtney was very appreciative and reflective on the process and those who helped him.  “I want to thank my dad who has been in my corner and pushing me, my mom and my grandma who passed away as they always told me to be the best and to get a college degree,” Ramey said.  He added, “I also want to thank all my high school coaches and teammates and give a special thanks to everyone who really helped me along the way.”  

The junior standout is a recruiting coupe for Louisville and Coach Pitino.  Across the board Courtney has proven to be a mature talented young man with the right perspective, the right approach, and an undeniable worth ethic and desire to win and approach the game the right way.  A top 25 talent nationally who continues to trend upward, it’s a great day to be Cardinal as they just landed a blue chip talent who’s only getting better.  

Courtney Ramey plays with the Jets-Ramey United program during the grassroots travel season.