Texas G Courtney Ramey will provide ball handling and toughness for the Horns

The St. Louis product brings an array of skills into his freshman campaign.

In late April, the Texas Longhorns added the final piece to head coach Shaka Smart’s recruiting class — point guard Courtney Ramey, a top-50 player nationally and the highest-rated commit of the cycle.

With the sanctions at the University of Louisville involving formerly known head coach Rick Pitino and consistent pursuit on the recruiting trail, the Longhorns ended up snatching Courtney Ramey late in the recruiting process to complete a top-10 class. The 6’3 170-pound guard from St. Louis (Miss.) was a vital addition for this program.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Courtney Ramey to our basketball program,” Smart said when Ramey signed. “He’s a terrific player with high competitive character that makes people around him better. We value the fact that Courtney is about relationships and winning. His playmaking ability and leadership tie together an already talented class.”

Smart and the rest of the Longhorns staff won Ramey over Louisville and Oklahoma State by maintaining a strong long-standing relationship with him.

“Coach Smart of the University of Texas and his staff has recruited me the longest and has always made me a top priority,” Ramey said in his announcement.

Ramey was the final piece to the puzzle from Texas’ 2018 recruiting class. He joined Gerald Liddell, Brock Cunningham, Jaxson Hayes, and Kamaka Hepa after announcing his decision in late April. Ramey was the highest-ranked signee from the class — ranking No. 43 nationally according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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