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,” Musselman said. “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 No. 35 in the country, according to Rivals.com. 247Sports.com put the Pack in the same slot in the MW and 47th nationally.
Said Musselman: “Some of the characteristics that we looked for in this recruiting class 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.”
Players from Musselman’s first recruiting class, guard Lindsey Drew and forward Cameron Oliver, stood out in a pair of exhibition wins. Both figure to remain in the starting lineup as the season starts on Friday in Honolulu against Coastal Carolina as part of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic.
A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com and a three-star prospect according to ESPN. He is a long, athletic wing who “impacts the game on both ends of the floor”, according to ESPN. Hall veraged 15.8 points and 10.9 rebounds as a junior at Genesis Academy and had offers from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Houston and George Mason along with dozens of other programs.
Sierra Canyon High School
Ramsey was rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN and a four-star recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals.com. He is crafty guard who can quickly get to the rim in transition or in the half court and was a member of Gold Medal winning teams with USA Basketball at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships and the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championships. Ramsey averaged 13.4 points, 4.3 assists and 3.6 steals per game as a junior at Sierra Canyon HS and also received offers from Arizona State, California, North Carolina State, Texas and USC.
Hug High School/Mt. San Jacinto College
Williams is Reno product and Hug graduate. He will be the first local scholarship player to suit up in the Silver and Blue since Olek Czyz (2010-12). As a senior at Hug, he was the Co-Northern Nevada Player of the Year. A high-scoring forward, he was listed as a top-100 junior college recruit by JuCoRecruiting.com in 2015. As a sophomore at Mt. San Jacinto, he was named All-State CCCAA after averaging 25.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Williams drew interest from Oregon, DePaul and Washington State and had offers from Gonzaga, Mississippi State and San Jose State.
Manteca High School
Wooten was the first player to commit to head coach Eric Musselman in first recruiting class. He has been labeled as one of the most athletic centers on the West Coast by Scout.com after averaging eight points, eight rebounds and five blocks as a sophomore. Wooten dad to sit out his junior year after transferring to Manteca High Schoo. He also received offers from Kansas State, Georgia Tech and Fresno State.