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Jahmi’us Ramsey drafted by the Sacramento Kings

The Tech freshman guard went to the Kings with the 43rd pick in the NBA draft

NCAA Basketball: Texas at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Jahmi’us Ramsey has found a new home! The freshman from Arlington was selected with the 43rd pick in Wednesday night’s NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

Ramsey was the leading scorer on Texas Tech’s Basketball team last season, as he averaged 15 points per game to go along with four rebounds and two assists. His on-ball defense was also impressive, as he racked up 1.3 steals per game. Ramsey also shot 42% from three point range, which was a slight surprise given how his pre-college reputation was mostly predicated on interior aggression and on-ball defense. Highlights of Ramsey’s season included a 27 point outburst against Long Island, a 26 point game in a close loss to Kansas, and an uber-efficient game versus Oklahoma State to open the Big 12 slate.

Ramsey is the third Texas Tech player to be drafted in as many years, with Zhaire Smith going to the Sixers in 2018 and Jarrett Culver going #6 overall to the Timberwolves last year. He is also the second one-and-done under Chris Beard, following Smith in exceeding expectations from his pre-college days to get drafted after only a year in college.

Prior to coming to Tech, Ramsey was the highest recruit in school history. A consensus top 40 prospect, the Duncanville product was a coveted recruit for Chris Beard. Led by Ramsey and fellow Tech guard Micah Peavy, Duncanville won the state championship in 2019.

Going forward, Ramsey will have an opportunity to get immediate playing time in Sacramento, as the Kings are undergoing serious transition with coach Luke Walton at the helm. He joins De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton in a very young backcourt.

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