Texas head coach Shaka Smart signals during an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Baylor won 74-73 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas basketball lands top 50 recruit in St. Louis point guard Courtney Ramey

Posted April 27th, 2018

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The eyes of Texas will be on Courtney Ramey next season as the Longhorns outlasted Louisville, Missouri and Oklahoma State for the top uncommitted point guard in the Class of 2018.

The St. Louis prospect is the No. 40 player in the 2018 class according to 247 Sports Composite rankings and the No. 8 point guard in his class overall. He is also the No. 1-rated player in the state of Missouri.

After taking an unofficial visit to Louisville and meeting with the Cardinals’ new coach, Chris Mack, earlier this month, Louisville made a late charge for the guard, who many believed was leaning toward Missouri and coach Cuonzo Martin.  The second-year coach’s ties to the St. Louis area was a big reason why Missouri hired him away from California a year ago.

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But in the end, Texas won out. Texas coach Shaka Smart reportedly met with the 6-foot-3-inch guard in April, about four months after Ramey took his official visit to Texas in December.

The addition of Ramey gives the Longhorns a third true point guard on the roster with returning starter and former top 50 recruit in sophomore Matt Coleman and transfer Elijah Mitrou-Long, who is eligible this season after transferring to Texas last offseason.

Texas 2018 recruiting class now ranks No. 8 in 247 Sports Composite rankings, five spots higher than before the commitment.

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