Nevada landed an important commitment on Monday, as Devearl Ramsey pledged to the Wolfpack, he tells Scout.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound 2016 point guard from Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon committed to Nevada following an official visit to the school.
“I really wanted to go somewhere that fit my playing style and where I had the chance to make an immediate impact,” Ramsey told Scout.
“I picked Nevada because coach (Eric) Musselman was telling me that I would come in as a freshman and have a big role in the team. It’s a family environment over there and I got really good vibes.”
A former NBA head coach, Musselman used that pedigree to help sell Ramsey on the coaching he can receive in Reno.
“Coach Musselman’s experience in the NBA was a big thing, especially since they needed a point guard,” Ramsey said. “I wanted a school that was family oriented and the team seemed really close. It’s a great school.
“I like that it’s a big coaching staff. They have assistant coaches, managers and an analytics guy. They have stuff other staffs don’t have and him having an NBA background is a bonus.”
Ramsey was recruited by Nevada assistant Jay Morris, who built a strong relationship with the four-star prospect
“Jay Morris recruited me,” Ramsey said. “He’s a cool and down to earth guy. He told me and my brother how it is and we both trusted him. He’s very cool and showed us love. I’m happy I’m with him now.”
The senior point guard is confident in what he can bring to the Nevada program.
“I can bring a competitive spirit,” Ramsey said. “I bring leadership, defense and I know I can help change the culture there. I bring a different speed to the game and can play run and gun.”