Arkansas or Missouri?

Okaloosa-Walton Community College forward Keith Ramsey (6-8, 205) has now taken official visits to Arkansas and Missouri and will decide between the two possibly as early as next week.

One thing is for sure: Keith Ramsey "likes" both the University of Arkansas and University of Missouri.

He'll tell you that much. What the 6-8, 205-pound forward is not ready to say just yet is which one he likes best.

Thus, no decision is expected in the next few days on which of those two schools he will sign with in November.

"I don't know when I am going to be ready to commit to somebody," Ramsey said while on his visit to Arkansas last weekend.

Contacted Wednesday afternoon, Okaloosa-Walton head coach Bruce Stewart cleared up the timetable a little bit.

"We are thinking now it might be next week," Stewart said.

Until then both Arkansas and Missouri will hope they have done enough to impress a young man that is considered the top junior college forward in the nation.

"Arkansas is a nice place and a great college town," Ramsey said. "The players are real cool. I really like it here."

That's similar to what he had to say about his trip the week before to Missouri – whose head coach Mike Anderson recruited Ramsey out of high school.

"It went good," Ramsey said. "It was the same old stuff. I had been down there before and got to see them practice. It was nice. I like it there."

Ramsey averaged 11.2 points and 7.4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.7 blocks last season for a 23-5 Okaloosa-Walton squad.

They will be one of the favorites to win the national tournament held in Hutchinson, Kan.

"We have five starters coming back, including our four leading scorers,' Ramsey said. "We are going to try and win it all."

Ramsey believes that he matriculated to the right place to play under head coach Bruce Stewart, a former boss of current Arkansas assistant Isaac Brown.

"Coach (Stewart) is real hard on you," Ramsey said. "He will get you mentally tough so you will be ready to advance to D-1. He'll get your stronger and he will make you a better player."

Ramsey played AAU ball with former North Carolina star and 2007 NBA first-round draft pick Brandan Wright.

Could he one day be playing the game for riches like Wright is now.

"I don't look at it like that," Ramsey said. "I take it day-by-day. I love the game. That is why I play it."


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