Webster Groves, Mo., High School point guard Courtney Ramey has been committed to the University of Louisville basketball program since early February. But Ramey still has plenty to prove on the hardwood.
Ramey, who is already ranked No. 19 in the Class of 2018 by Scout.com, has been playing at a high level so far this spring for the Ramey Jets United team on the adidas Gauntlet circuit.
The 6-foot-3 Ramey has averaged 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals a game during the first two events.
"I want to prove I am one of the best point guards in the country," Ramey said. "I still have a lot I can get better at and I just want to show people that I can play at a high level.
"I want to finish my last summer up as a winner."
U of L coach Rick Pitino watched Ramey in two games at the event in the Atlanta area, while the Cardinals have had at least one assistant coach at every game he's played this spring.
The 5-star prospect picked U of L over 27 other offers, including Ohio State, Illinois, Creighton, Missouri, Texas, Northwestern and Arkansas.
"I just felt like it was the best place for me," Ramey said. "Louisville just a great place for me."
Ramey said since he committed to U of L that he's been working hard with his father, Terrell, to improve his skill set.
"I feel I have gotten better at picking my spots to score and my ability to see the floor and pass the ball," Ramey said. "I can always get better adding more weight and tuning up my jump shot."
Pitino watched him in several games during the high school season after he committed and Ramey said "at first it made me nervous," but now he's used to high future coach being in attendance at games.
Ramey said he actually feels like he's played better since the decision.
"I felt like the next game after that I had 35 points and it was a a huge weight off my shoulders," he said. "It's been a lot of fun for me and I just can't wait to get there and get started."
Ramey, who said his game has been compared to Kris Dunn, said the U of L style "just fits me," and his game.
"They play my tempo," he said. "They have long guards and a lot of ball screens. As a kid, I always watched them and being a bigger guard I watched them and watched Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Terry Rozier. I liked how they played and I liked how coach Pitino let his guards play.
"When they offered me, everything slowed down and I watched them more. It's the perfect spot for me."
Ramey and Anfernee Simons are both committed to the Cardinals in the '18 class. Ramey said the two have started to text each other and build a relationship, while also noting they'll start recruiting others.
"Of course," he said. "I'll do some recruiting with the players coach Pitino wants."