The Courtney Ramey saga might — might — be ending soon. According to Ramey’s father Terrell, who went on Louisville sports radio yesterday, he has his list of four finalists (they are who we assumed they were), and his decision will come “real soon.”
Courtney's dad (@Rameybasketball) is joining us now on LSL to talk about his recruitment.— Louisville Sports Live (@LvilleSprtsLive) April 25, 2018
.@Rameybasketball told us that Courtney's final four are Louisville, Texas, Oklahoma State, and Missouri.— Louisville Sports Live (@LvilleSprtsLive) April 25, 2018
.@Rameybasketball told us that Courtney's decision should come "real soon." He said they'll speak tonight and tomorrow about his finalists.— Louisville Sports Live (@LvilleSprtsLive) April 25, 2018
.@Rameybasketball said that he "takes the blame" for the confusion last week. He said he made an honest mistake and that UofL's staff has been great through the process.— Louisville Sports Live (@LvilleSprtsLive) April 25, 2018
One way or another, closure is a good thing to have. If I had to bet my life savings on an outcome — and thank goodness I don’t — I’d probably put the money on Louisville at the moment, but I’ve been wrong plenty of times before, and hopefully I am here, too. Regardless, Cuonzo Martin will know more about his 2018-19 roster soon. And I guess we will, too.
Martin recently pointed out that Torrence Watson had three games with 50-plus points during his senior season — and more games with 40-plus. After averaging 31.2 points for Whitfield School in St. Louis this season, he set the team’s career scoring record. The remarkable total: 2,755 points.
“That means you’re able to put the ball in the basket,” Martin said of Watson, currently the highest-ranked Class of 2018 Missouri signee. “... It’s just a matter of us being able to put him in position to be successful, giving him the confidence from day one to understand, ‘Do what you do in high school. Just take it to the next level.’”
...and Watson very much endorses one of Martin’s recent offers: Vashon’s Cam’Ron Fletcher.
Fletcher is a 2020 recruit. He’s 6’6, 180, and the No. 54 prospect in the class per 247.
#LouToTheZou has a nice ring to it, I must say.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Mizzou Baseball has very much adopted the It’s On Us cause, particularly pitcher Nolan Gromacki.
- Draft time! J’Mon Moore and Marcell Frazier should likely hear their names called, though probably not till Saturday.
- Your construction view of the day:
- Mizzou Softball really needed a sweep of WIU yesterday in Macomb, and they got it, winning 7-0 and 2-0. That puts them at 26-24. Sweep Wichita State this weekend, too, and that would put them at four games over .500 and guarantee that they enter the SEC Tournament over .500 even if they’re swept by Florida. Not sure if that’s enough for an NCAA Tournament bid, even with a great RPI, but ending up below .500 definitely won’t be.
WINNER!#Mizzou takes the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader vs. Western Illinois. @Lauren_rice17 & @_danielleb22 team up for the shutout in the circle, limiting the Leathernecks to three hits@caylakessinger with the offensive show, tallying career-high 4 hits & 3 RBI pic.twitter.com/8oR2hAILyi— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) April 25, 2018
WINNER!#Mizzou takes care of business Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep at Western Illinois! @__StorminNorman is fantastic in game two, tossing her 2nd CG shutout of the season— Mizzou Softball (@MizzouSoftball) April 26, 2018
Tigers improve to 26-24 overall pic.twitter.com/VYwZZAvp8v
- After missing out on the postseason last year, Mizzou Women’s Golf is dancing once again. They’ll head to the Tallahassee Regional on May 7. Here’s when they found out: