Jahmi’us
Ramsey
Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 195 lbs
School/Club: Texas Tech
Status: Freshman
Birthday: 06/09/2001

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About Jahmi’us Ramsey

Jahmi’us Ramsey is an aggressive offensive guard who scored in bunches from the perimeter for stretches of his freshman year at Texas Tech.  Emerging as a prospect early in his career but breaking out in the spring of his junior year of high school, Ramsey finished his senior year at Duncanville High School (TX) widely regarded as one of the top-35 prospects in the high school class of 2019.  After an appearance at the Jordan Brand Classic, Ramsey headed to play for Head Coach Chris Beard at Texas Tech where he figured to play a prominent role for a program replacing the core of the team that made it to the National Championship Game a year ago. 

Averaging 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game, Ramsey earned Big XII Freshman of the Year honors flashing significant potential as a jump shooter despite losing the early part of December to a hamstring injury.

  • Standing 6-foot-4 with a strong 195-pound frame and a 6-foot-6 wingspan, Ramsey has good size for a shooting guard even if he lacks great length.  A good athlete with nice body control, he is more fluid than shifty with the ball, but flashes solid explosiveness in the open floor.
     
  • Playing a prominent role for the Red Raiders as a true freshman, Ramsey did nearly as much scoring creating his own shot as he did spacing the floor and filling lanes in transition.  Emerging as a dangerous set shooter with an improving floor game, he showed significant development as a perimeter threat from his senior year in high school.  One of the youngest players available in the draft, Ramsey had some inevitable ups and downs as a freshman but showed encouraging progress as a scorer that leaves plenty of room for optimism moving forward.
     
  • Competing with solid intensity on the defensive end for a program that demands no less, Ramsey held his own on the ball for the most part but is still learning how to stay solid off the ball. 

Defensive Analysis

  • Doing a nice job guarding on the ball, Ramsey moves his feet and uses his frame pretty well when he’s dialed in.  Allowing 0.71 point per isolation possession [47th percentile], he is more comfortable sliding on the wings than fighting in the post after switches. 
     
  • Still finding a comfort level as an off ball defender, Ramsey has some natural maturing to do as he gains experience.

2019-20

  • Ranked 5th in the Big XII in transition scoring (3.1 ppg)