Ramsey focused on transition to PG

LOS ANGELES -- Talented 2016 guard Devearl Ramsey has two early high major scholarship offers and a number of other interested parties. He talked to Scout.com following his game on Tuesday about his recruitment and the transition to point guard.

Devearl Ramsey, a 5-foot-11 guard out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Sierra Canyon, is focused on transitioning to a full time point guard.

Early in his high school career, Ramsey was known for his ability to put up points. While he still considers scoring a strength, he says after a tough start he's figuring out the nuances of the point guard position.

"It was rough at the beginning because I was taking bad shots and coach was screaming," Ramsey said about the transition. "But I'm watching film and getting better. I feel like it's coming pretty easy right now."

"I'm really trying to be an overall point guard," he added. "I'm trying to convert to that role. My whole life I've really been a scorer. I'm trying to be a point guard now because that's what I'm going to be in college."

On Tuesday against Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward, Ramsey ran the show well scoring nine points and tossing out five assists in a 69-54 win.

"The season has been going great," the sophomore told Scout.com after the game. "Our young guys are really honing in and we are getting better as an overall team."

When watching Ramsey play it's easy to recognize the intensity he brings to the game on the defensive end. He moves his feet well laterally, has impressive speed and plays with toughness.

"I think my coaches emphasize that defense makes your offense so I always trying to emphasize my defense," he said. "I try to take my opponent out and that gets my offense going."

While there weren't any college coaches in to see Ramsey on Tuesday, a number of high major programs have already been by Sierra Canyon to evaluate him.

"It's a lot of PAC-12 right now," Ramsey said when asked about his recruitment. "Kansas came to see me practice a couple of times. There's a lot of PAC-12 schools, but I don't know where I want to go right now."

USC and Washington have offered Ramsey. He also cited interest from Arizona, UCLA and California. USC is the only school he's visited.

"I took a visit to USC unofficially," Ramsey said. "It was great. I liked the schools. They have a great campus and great people."

Ramsey, who made the USA Basketball U16 team this past summer, plays for California Supreme in the spring and summer.


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