UIC picked up another commitment for its incoming recruiting class with Madrid native David Ramón joining the team.
“We are thrilled to have David join the Flames,” UIC head coach Howard Moore said. “He has an intelligent basketball mind and is a tremendous shooter, especially from the outside. I am very pleased with how our newcomer class is coming together.”
— Howard Moore (@Howard_Moore) May 23, 2014
Ramón has the makeup of an impact player with his size and ability to knock down perimeter shots. At 6’8″, he adds some much needed depth to the Flames’ front line. He also shot 48% from 3-point range in the 2013 Spain National U18 Championship League.
That skill set could give Ramón a chance to be a key player as a freshman in the 2014-15 season. UIC just lost Hayden Humes, another 6’8″ forward with a nice jumper, to graduation. Humes struggled with only 7.0 points per game on 34.3% 3-point shooting last season, but as a junior he averaged 10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 40.0% from deep.
Ramón is the fifth member of Moore’s recruiting class, and the third big man of the five. Joining him on the front line are junior college transfer Kaylen Shane and Homewood-Flossmoor High School senior Tai Odiase.
The Flames also bring in a pair of guards in junior college transfer D’Juan Miller and Bloomington North (Indiana) High School senior Grant Sims.