Morgantown, West Virginia – Former Texas guard Courtney Ramey has withdrawn from the 2022 NBA Draft, per Jon Rothstein, and is undecided where he will play next season.
Courtney Ramey will withdraw from the 2022 NBA Draft and is undecided on where he will play next season, per his agent Daniel Green.
Ramey played last season at Texas and is currently in the transfer portal.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 1, 2022
Although Ramey is “undecided”, there is a lot of smoke surrounding him winding up at West Virginia University.
Bob Huggins and his coaching staff have done a tremendous job of rebuilding his depleted roster during the offseason, but the Mountaineers still lack a true scoring threat.
Enter Courtney Ramey.
Ramey, a former teammate of recent West Virginia commit Tre Mitchell at Texas, is a 6’3 combo guard, who averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in his four seasons with the Longhorns.
Ramey is the missing piece of the puzzle for West Virginia and could be the difference between the Mountaineers being a mid-tier Big 12 Conference team and a team that could compete for the conference championship.
To be clear, Ramey is not a lock to land with the Mountaineers. Ramey is a highly sought-after prospect who has been contacted by California, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Villanova.
However, the Mountaineers desperately need a scoring wing with Big 12 experience and Ramey is the ideal candidate, and Bob Huggins is reportedly pursuing him hard.
In addition, his relationship with former teammate Tre Mitchell and friend Emmitt Matthews, Jr. could make West Virginia real favorites for his services. Following Mitchell’s commitment to the Mountaineers, Ramey weighed in with an eyeballs emoji and West Virginia transfer commit Erik Stevenson added, “Yes sir, bring Courtney Ramey over here with you.”
Ramey’s tremendous scoring ability from the perimeter is precisely what West Virginia lacks currently. While Bob Huggins has rebuilt his roster and has worked miracles in the transfer portal already, adding a player of the caliber of Courtney Ramey would truly make the Mountaineers contenders heading into the 2022-2023 season.