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Courtney Ramey cancels Villanova visit as Jahvon Quinerly talk intensifies
Courtney Ramey, the 6-foot-4, 175-pound point guard from Webster Grove (MO), has cancelled his planned visit to Villanova (Feb. 10) amid increasing speculation that Hudson Catholic (N.J.) point guard Jahvon Quinerly will land at Villanova.
Terrell Ramey, Courtney’s father, confirmed the visit was cancelled.
Evan Daniels of 247Sports previously reported the cancellation of the visit.
Ramey has taken officials to Oklahoma State and Texas and will visit UCLA Feb. 16.
He broke down his top schools at the recent Hoophall Classic:
Texas: “It was a great visit. They played Kansas while we were there. It was a great atmosphere. The crowd got behind the team and stuff like that.”
Oklahoma State: “Oklahoma State was also a very fun visit, it was very genuine. I just feel like I can go in and play right away. It’s a great program. I see Jawun Evans and I saw video of me and him side by side so I can see that vision that they have for me.”
UCLA: “They say I’m a great point guard but I want to come in and work from day one. I don’t want anything given to me.”
Ramey is also considering Missouri, Louisville, Ohio State and Clemson, but is unsure if he’ll visit any of them.
“I have to sit down with my dad and talk about it,” he said.
Meantime, the 6-2 Quinerly has been quiet on the recruiting front but has long been linked to Villanova, now the No. 1 team in the nation. Coaches from Villanova have watched him at several recent events, including at the Hoophall Classic and when Hudson Catholic played St. Benedict’s Prep last month at Kean University.
He initially considered Villanova along with Arizona, Seton Hall, Stanford, Virginia and others before initially choosing Arizona. He decommitted in the wake of the FBI investigation that saw former Arizona assistant Book Richardson get arrested along with assistants from USC, Oklahoma State and Auburn.
With Villanova junior point guard Jalen Brunson possibly headed to the NBA, Quinerly, a McDonald’s All-American with a huge Internet following, could slide into the spot perfectly.
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