UND Men's BB lands AZ prep standout
Pat Sweeney | Jun 24, 2019 AT 5:20 pm
Head Coach Paul Sather has announced that Milwaukee, Wis., native and Arizona prep standout Carlos Ramsey Jr. has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) for the upcoming season to join the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team.
“We are extremely excited about Carlos joining North Dakota,” said Sather. “He’s an explosive, big guard that combines size, length, and a physical style of play to both sides of the ball.”
Ramsey took the state of Wisconsin by storm in his sophomore season at Milwaukee Hamilton, averaging 14.2 points per game and being named as a top-10 player in the state according to Mark Miller of the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook. Following his breakout campaign, Ramsey transferred to Milwaukee Destiny before being ruled ineligible due to transfer rules by the WIAA and was not allowed to play in 2017-18.
The lefty guard continued to work on his skills during his junior season, continuing his play with his AAU team that he has been a part of since sixth grade, the Milwaukee Spartans, a program directed by former Wisconsin Badger Anthony McHenry.
From there, Ramsey took his talents to play for Arizona Compass Prep School where the 6-4 guard averaged 17.0 points per game while also grabbing 5.6 rebounds and averaging 2.3 steals per contest. His 2.3 swipes per game led the squad and was named the team’s most valuable defensive player for his efforts. Ramsey and the team competed in the prestigious Grind Session, the premier winter circuit of high school basketball that brings together the top high school and prep programs in the country from November to late March.
“We love what Carlos can do attacking the basket and finishing with contact, but his defensive versatility and mindset is what can set him apart. He loves to compete and he plays physical. He fit in great with the guys on his visit and we were really impressed with the kind of young man he is and his approach towards his academics.”
Ramsey will join the Fighting Hawks for the upcoming 2019-20 season.