With a coaching change at Southeast Missouri State, it has changed the plans of one their commits. After five years at the helm of the Redhawks, head coach Rick Ray has been let go. With this change, not only have they lost their head coach but also their star recruit as Ramean Hinton has opened up his recruitment from them. 

Hinton announced the news on twitter Wednesday night. In the post Hinton stated “After consulting with my family and coaches, I have made the decision to reopen my college recruitment. I would like to thank SEMO, and the coaching staff for the opportunity to play at a great institution. Although I am opening my recruitment back up, I am not counting SEMO out, I just would like to explore all options as the program will be heading in another direction in regards to coaching.”

Hinton was one of the top players in all of Illinois this year with Curie High School. The 6’5” wing guard had initially committed to Southeast Missouri State before the high school season in early September. He is currently ranked eighth in the NY2LA 2020 Illinois rankings. 

Before picking the Redhawks, Hinton had received scholarship offers from Boise State, Chicago State, Cleveland State, Grand Canyon, Kent State, St. Louis, UAB, and Wisconsin-Green Bay. After an impressive senior season, it should be interesting to see what schools get involved with his recruitment.