Five-star guard Courtney Ramey started his season on Wednesday and did so by scoring 28 points, tossing out 10 assists and reeling in 10 rebounds, according to his father – Terrell Ramey.
Coaches from a host of schools watched Webster Groves (Mo.) High standout on Wednesday too. Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber, plus assistants from Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Marquette, Illinois and Ohio State were in to see him.
Just a 2018 prospect, Ramey’s recruitment has already taken off.
“It’s not early, because everybody has built strong relationships,” Terrell Ramey said of the process. “There are favorites and things of that nature. The early part of it is seeing how the chips fall. You wish you could examine the future.”
“Just seeing where kids may go and how teams play and how they fit,” he added. “Courtney is a student of the game. He’s going to be a coach one day. He’s got 100 games taped on the DVR and watching them on his own.”
According to his father, there are 30 or so schools that are currently communicating with him and his son. They hope to get that list narrowed down soon.
“It’s still an open process,” the elder Ramey said. “We are trying to cut the list down. He’s getting phone calls from 30 schools right now. It can get redundant. There are a dozen that have stuck out the most.”
Through the early visits and conversations with coaches, Ramey, who is regarded as the No. 4 point guard in the 2018 class, is starting to developing strong relationships with certain schools.
“The ones that have done a great job of building relationships are Louisville, Texas, Creighton, Kansas State, Illinois, Ohio State and Florida,” Ramey said. “Those guys have done an extremely good job and are really pushing the button.”
“They are calling everyday and it’s their head coach,” he added. “When their head coach calls more than the assistants it’s a big deal.”
Although Ramey is focused on his high school season for the time being, there are potential plans to visit Louisville in the near future.
“We are eyeing going to the Louisvlle/Kentucky game on the 21st,” Ramey said. “Then we want to get out to a couple of other ones for some games. Arkansas has been pushing at it too.”
“We are going to narrow the list down to a dozen real soon,” he added. “But we plan on getting to a game a six or seven of those schools.”
Ramey is currently regarded as the No. 19 overall prospect in his class.