Louisville basketball will recruit 4-star guard Courtney Ramey after all.
One day after saying the staff wasn’t targeting Ramey, new coach Chris Mack is recruiting the Missouri player, according to the Courier Journal.
The 247Sports composite ranks Ramey as the 40th-best recruit and ninth-highest rated point guard in the 2018 recruiting class. He’s the top prospect in Missouri and one of the best remaining 2018 recruits not signed with a program.
Jeff Greer of the Courier Journal reports Ramey talked to Mack “several times” over the last week. He is also scheduled for an in-home visit from Mack on Wednesday. According to Rivals.com, Ramey is meeting with Texas and Missouri in his home this week as well.
He attends Webster Groves High School in St. Louis.
Mack and Louisville are doing everything they can to bolster the 2018-19 roster after the departures of the team’s top 3 scorers this offseason. The team’s top 3 scorers, forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding, both departed for the 2018 NBA Draft, and Louisville’s only other player who scored in the double digits per game, guard Quentin Snider, graduated.
That type of turnover is normal for a blue blood ACC basketball school, but after Rick Pitino’s departure last September, Louisville didn’t land any players in the 2018 recruiting class. That’s led Mack to target just about every graduate transfer available, along with Ramey, this month.