Texas Tech Basketball Gets Highest Rated Commit Ever for 2019 Class
It seems like every commitment Texas Tech's Chris Beard notches is the biggest in program history and the newest addition is no different.
That's right. Elite 2019 recruit Jahmius Ramsey committed to Texas Tech via his twitter.com account this morning:
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Back to the important business though, Ramsey is the 28th highest rated recruit in ESPN's top 100. He's the 33rd highest rated recruit according to 247sports.com. This type of guy has been rare for the Texas Tech basketball program, but talent begets talent and Texas Tech is talented. They also have a premier coaching staff led by Chris Beard.
Never in the history of Texas Tech basketball had Texas Tech gotten a top 50 recruit. Now they've done it back to back with Khavon Moore and Jahmius Ramsey. The commitment of Ramsey puts the 2019 class as the 22nd highest rated class on 247sports.com that includes Ramsey, Kevin McCullar, Khalid Thomas and Russell Tchewa.
Ramsey said in an interview with Evan Daniels that he picked Texas Tech because he wanted to stay in Texas and chose Texas Tech over more than 20 other offers that included schools like Memphis, Indiana, Miami, Louisville, and Oregon. He was also offered by half the Big 12.
He also chose Texas Tech because of the 2018 tournament run and Zhaire Smiths draft slot, "Coach had a lot of success last year with the Elite Eight run in the NCAA tournament and they develop their players really well." Ramsey said in the same interview, "I can see that Zhaire [Smith] went high in the draft, and he wasn’t rated coming in. I’m rated coming in so it could be better for me."
Ramsey also credited Kyler Edwards and Kevin McCullar as reasons for his commitment.
It's easy to get excited about a kid like Ramsey and what he brings to the Red Raiders. He's a 6'4" guard that can score and is a very active defender, a must in Beard's system. He also has experience playing in big leagues and is a tough son of a gun. He once played in a game two days after having facial surgery.
I hope he brings the Rip Hamilton mask to Texas Tech, just for intimidation.
Here are some more highlights for good measure:
Here is an interview from Jahmius talking about his strengths and what he's trying to improve on and what he's looking for in a school:
I know 2019-20 is shaping up to be an epic season but let's not get too ahead of ourselves. The 2018-19 Texas Tech basketball season is already underway, and it's shaping up to be an absolute doozie.
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