This season, Ramey has led Southport High School near Indianapolis to a 5-4 record versus a very challenging schedule. Southport competes in one of the premier leagues in the state. The league has produced five state champions in boy's basketball in the last fourteen years.
"We are a lot better this year than last year," Ramey said. "I think we will win the sectional and from there maybe go all the way."
Ramey is averaging 23.7 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game. He is shooting 55.7% from the field, 46.8% from behind the arc, and 83% from the line.
Ramey described his game:
"My strength is shooting. I have a good pull up jump shot off the dribble. I am working on getting faster, explosive, and getting to the rim a little often."
Ramey can leap as well with his 35 inch vertical.
Ramey sports a 3.4 GPA. He is undecided on a major in college.
Nine schools have extended offers: Ball State, Eastern Kentucky, Fordam, Gardner-Webb, IPFW, Morehead St., St. Joes, Wyoming, and Miami-OH. He is also hearing from Boston College and Iowa. Arizona State, Indiana, Dayton, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, Ohio, Evansville, Indiana State, Providence, Western Kentucky, and Valparaiso had shown interest in him at some point.
Ramey has unofficially visited all the schools that have offered him except Gardner-Webb. No particular school or schools would be his leader.
Ramey's stated what he is looking for in a college:
"I want a right fit. I want to play as a frosh. I am not going to have much fun waiting my turn. I also want to feel comfortable with the coaching staff."
He has taken three visits to Miami including last year's Elite Camp. He said of Miami:
"I really liked it. It is a great school and plays a great schedule (currently ranked 3rd most difficult in latest RPI), and plays in a great conference. I have a good relationship with the coaches. Miami is close to home. I think it would be a good fit for me."
Ramey said the Miami "coaches tell me I am a shooter and I am the shooter they want. " He has been told that he could come in a play right away because his shooting ability adds something different to the current roster.
Ramey is considering committing early at season's end. If he does, he will not play AAU this summer as he believes he will get better working on his skills on his own. If he does not commit early, he will play AAU for more exposure and then commit at the end of the AAU season.
Off the court, Ramey helps out special needs kids. This work stems from the needs of his fifteen year old brother Matthew Ramey who has autism.
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