Red Raiders land highly rated combo guard Jahmius Ramsey

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard (center) has upped the Red Raiders' ability to land some of the top high school players in Texas and the nation. He proved it again as Duncanville's Jahmius Ramsey committed to Texas Tech.Elise Bressler photo

Duncanville senior has Keenan Evans-like skill set.

For the second time this year, the Texas Tech men’s basketball team has landed the highest-rated commitment in school history.

Jahmius Ramsey, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Duncanville, committed to the Red Raiders on Thursday. He’s the No. 34 high school player in the nation according to 247Sports, the sixth-ranked combo guard in the country and the fifth-ranked player in the state of Texas.

Ramsey’s commitment follows that of Khavon Moore from Macon, Georgia, in February. Moore was ranked 54th in the nation by 247Sports. Moore is currently healing up from a leg injury during his senior year of high school and working back into playing shape. Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said he expects Moore to make an impact this season.

Watching Ramsey’s highlight videos, his game resembles that of Keenan Evans in the way he’s able to knock down shots from the perimeter as well as taking the ball down the lane to the basket. The biggest difference is that Ramsey has the upper body of a linebacker, in a good way. His highlights also feature a tone of defensive plays, so he appears to have the mindset to fit into the Red Raider philosophy.

Ramsey joins power forward Khalid Thomas, a junior college standout, and 7-foot center Russell Tchewa in the 2019 recruiting class. Another big-time commitment, shooting guard Kevin McCullar, reclassified to 2018 or he might be just as highly ranked in the 2019 class as Ramsey. McCullar is set to enroll at Texas Tech at semester, redshirt this season and begin his college career a year from now.

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