“It’s better to have a good player with the basketball in late game situations than to have plays” -Rick Pitino
Ramey is a play maker with a high motor and competes on both ends of the floor. He is pushes the ball up the floor and can run the half-court offense. He is an excellent passer and has a good feel for the game. When it comes to shooting Ramey can make the rhythm dribble pull up and open three off the catch. Something that caught Coach Pitino’s eye is how Ramey makes his presence felt on the defensive end of the floor with his excellent ball pressure.
-5/6/17 Coach Pitino will be looking to restock his team and a big part of that will happen with this 2018 group. He will especially be looking to add some depth in the back-court. Ramey reminds me a little of Quentin Snider especially in the moxie category. Ramey is the kind of player that can go out and score 15 points grab 6 or 7 rebounds and help defensively. This kid will put his head down and go. Still some fine tuning to be done here but Ramey will be a good one.
Over here in ATL I would say Courtney Ramey needs to be in the discussion more as one of the top guards in 2018 as well. https://t.co/G2XGj7MNEn
— Andrew Canavos (@ACBallisLife) April 30, 2017
-4/30/17 It’s always a big deal when the man himself Coach Pitino comes to watch you play. For Courtney Ramey it was even bigger because he was playing against one of the top 5 players in the country and a Louisville target Romeo Langford. Langford’s team won the game but both players put on a show for Coach Pitino. Ramey had 19 points, 7 boards, 7 steals and 4 assists in 29 minutes of play.
-MaxPreps Class of 2018 All-American Second Team:
– Tre Jones
– Romeo Langford
– Alex Lomax
– Courtney Ramey
– Ja’Vonte Smart
Simons is a big combo-guard with good size. Has a long and rangy build. He’s a natural scorer of the basketball. He’s quick with the ball and uses his length well off the dribble, especially in the open floor. He’s quick with the ball when in attack mode and has an equally quick release on his jumper. He can score it at all three levels. He also has the tools to develop into a high level defender with his length, quickness, and instincts.
-5/6/17 Simons was the first commit in the class of 2018. He was an early commit and says “The reason I’m committing early is because I feel like it is a great fit for me, and the coaching staff made me a priority from day one,” “I’m also committing early because I want to be able to focus on my high school season and developing as a player.” Simons will be able to play either guard position but is known more for a scorer and less as a distributor. The 2017 Class was front-court heavy and guards will be a top priority in the 2017 Class. Coach Pitino has got himself a good one here. This kid has a real nose for scoring and has a lot of untapped potential. Already considered a Top 50 prospect I look for him to keep moving to the top of the list.
Louisville had Rick Pitino and two assistants watching as @AnferneeSimons had 24 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists this afternoon.
— Jody Demling (@jdemling) April 30, 2017