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Tigers miss out: Jahmius Ramsey signs with Texas Tech

By Updated: November 09, 2018 10:15 AM CT
<strong>University of Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway has&nbsp;</strong><span><strong>two commitments for his class of 2019, with the beginning of the early-signing period starting next week. The Tigers missed out on four-star prospect Jahmius Ramsey, who officially visited U of M in October but publicly pledged to&nbsp;Texas Tech on Nov. 8.</strong>&nbsp;</span>(Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

University of Memphis basketball coach Penny Hardaway has two commitments for his class of 2019, with the beginning of the early-signing period starting next week. The Tigers missed out on four-star prospect Jahmius Ramsey, who officially visited U of M in October but publicly pledged to Texas Tech on Nov. 8. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway missed out on the first of two guards announcing commitments this week when four-star Jahmius Ramsey publicly pledged himself to Texas Tech Thursday morning. 

Ramsey officially visited the University of Memphis on Oct. 4 for Memphis Madness. He also visited Indiana, Louisville, Miami and Texas Tech.  

Both 247Sports and Rivals.com rank the Texas native as a Top 40 prospect in the nation.  

Four-star guard Boogie Ellis tweeted Wednesday he will make his announcement Friday, Nov. 9, at Mission Bay High School. 

Memphis was included in Ellis’ top five alongside Duke, North Carolina, San Diego State and USC. The California native landed on the national radar after averaging 17.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting from 3-point range on the EYBL Circuit. 

Ellis is ranked No. 35 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and No. 41 on Rivals.com. Either Ellis or Ramsey would be the highest-ranked guard Hardaway has landed at Memphis. 

Assistant coach Mike Miller, Ellis’ primary recruiter, brought the guard in for an unofficial visit during Memphis Madness. He also visited Arizona, Duke, Georgia Tech, Oregon and SDSU. 

Hardaway’s class of 2019 stands at two commitments with the beginning of the early-signing period starting next week. Top overall prospect James Wiseman is expected to decide between Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina and Vanderbilt during the first period, which runs Nov. 14-21. 

Per NCAA rules, Hardaway is not allowed to address individual recruits until they have signed with Memphis or another institution. 



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Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.


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