Arizona now the favorite for Texas basketball transfer G Courtney Ramey

Courtney Ramey,Texas Basketball Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
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Just a couple of weeks ago, all the hype for the former Texas basketball senior guard and blue-chip recruit Courtney Ramey pointed toward him trending to the Duke Blue Devils out of the NCAA Transfer Portal this spring. Yet, there are some circumstances that led to the recruitment of Ramey out of the transfer portal to change this week.

Duke getting five-star point guard commit Tyrese Proctor to reclassify from the 2023 recruiting class to 2022 means that they now have this spot in the backcourt rotation filled for next season. That spot that Proctor will fill in the rotation for the Blue Devils during the 2022-23 season was the one that many assumed Ramey would be able to come in and fill had he committed to Duke.

Yet, there are other schools in play now for Ramey out of the portal as he nears a decision. According to a report from On3 on June 8, Ramey is down to two schools with a decision likely coming to fruition within the next week or so.

Former Texas basketball transfer G Courtney Ramey now an Arizona lean?

Ramey is reportedly down to just the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Big 12 and the Arizona Wildcats in the PAC-12 as his finalist schools. But this On3 report notes that Arizona is starting to emerge as the favorite over West Virginia.

Most of the hype seems to be going in favor of the Wildcats as they are trying to fill a need in the backcourt unit by way of the transfer portal ahead of next season. Arizona would definitely be a spot out of the portal for Ramey to contend immediately as the Wildcats were a one-seed in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Ramey is one of the most proven and productive guards that remains uncommitted in the transfer portal at this point of the offseason. He’s got four seasons of starting experience under his belt from his time playing for the Longhorns.

Ramey was a 2020-21 All-Big 12 selection that averaged 10 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while shooting 39.2 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from beyond the arc in his collegiate career to date.

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Next season will likely be Ramey’s last in college as he is set to run out of eligibility. He is a former four-star recruit out of Webster Groves High School in St. Louis, MO, that signed with the Longhorns in the 2018 class.