Three standout student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play for the Nevada men’s basketball program and head coach Eric Musselman on Wednesday. Musselman also inked a top 100 junior college prospect to a financial aid agreement.
The signees, Musselman’s second recruiting class as the head coach of the Wolf Pack, have been heralded as one of the top classes in the Mountain West and in the country.
“We’re extremely excited about this 2016 recruiting class,” said Musselman. “The staff put in a lot of work, we got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time and it’s a really exciting day for everybody in Wolf Pack nation.”
There are two four-star recruits, one three-star prospect and overall the class is ranked second in the Mountain West and 35th in the country, according to Rivals.com. 247Sports.com put the Pack in the same slot in the MW and 47th nationally.
“Some of the characteristics that we looked for in this recruiting class,” said Musselman, “were players that would play hard, fit into our style of play, could play multiple positions in our position-less basketball and players who would be good students and fit into the academic profile of the university.”
A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and a three-star prospect according to ESPN … A long, athletic wing who “impacts the game on both ends of the floor”, according to ESPN … Averaged 15.8 points and 10.9 rebounds as a junior at Genesis Academy … Received offers from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Houston and George Mason along with dozens of other programs.
Devearl Ramsey (duh-VEARL)
Sierra Canyon HS
Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN … A four-star recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals.com … A crafty guard who can quickly get to the rim in transition or in the half court … A brutish on-ball defender … Member of Gold Medal winning teams with USA Basketball at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships and the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships … Averaged 13.4 points, 4.3 assists and 3.6 steals per game as a junior at Sierra Canyon HS … Played AAU ball for California Supreme … Named to the 2014-15 Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Team … Received offers from Arizona State, Cal, NC State, Texas and USC.
Hug HS/Mt. San Jacinto College
A Reno product and Hug HS graduate … Will be the first local scholarship player to suit up in the Silver and Blue since Olek Czyz (2010-12) … Co-Northern Nevada Player of the Year as a senior with the Hawks … A high-scoring forward who was listed as a top 100 junior college recruit by JuCoRecruiting.com in 2015 … Named All-State CCCAA as a sophomore at Mt. San Jacinto after averaging 25.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game last season … All-PCACN First Team and Player of the Year in 2014-15 … Put up 10.4 points and shot 53 percent from the field as a freshman … Saw interest from Oregon, DePaul and Washington State … Had offers from Gonzaga, Mississippi State and San Jose State.
Manteca High School
The first player to commit to head coach Eric Musselman in first recruiting class … A physical specimen who is a threat in the post on both ends of the floor … Has been labeled as one of the most athletic centers on the West Coast by Scout.com … Averaged eight points, eight rebounds and five blocks as a sophomore … Had to sit out his junior year after transferring to Manteca HS … Received offers from Kansas State, Georgia Tech and Fresno State.