Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia added a huge piece of the puzzle today when 6’9 forward/center Tre Mitchell committed to play for the Mountaineers.
Mitchell, who played one season with the Texas Longhorns, averaged 18.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game two seasons ago at UMASS. Although Mitchell typically started for Texas last season, his minutes were cut nearly in half, which led to a major decrease in his statistics. Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in only 18.6 minutes per game last season.
Now, Mitchell’s former teammate at Texas, Courtney Ramey, is in the transfer portal and West Virginia is heavily pursuing him. Ramey, a 6’3 combo guard, has averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in his four seasons with the Longhorns. In addition, he’s shot 37% from three point range and has shown flashes of real offensive brilliance, particularly against West Virginia.
Ramey is a highly sought-after prospect who has been contacted by California, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Villanova, but the Mountaineers desperately need a scoring wing with Big 12 experience and Ramey is the ideal candidate.
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 eyeball 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.
2022-2023 Potential Starting Lineup With Courtney Ramey
Joe Toussaint/Kedrian Johnson
Emmitt Matthews, Jr.
This is a lineup that would be truly competitive in the Big 12 Conference and nationally next season.
This certainly looks good for #WVU’s chances of landing Courtney Ramey, Tre Mitchell’s teammate at Texas! pic.twitter.com/699KpikgVu
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) May 13, 2022