OKC Thunder: NBA Draft big board 2.0 – Top 30 prospects

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Guard Jahmi’us Ramsey #3 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders OKC Thunder (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /

Jahmi’us Ramsey, SG, Texas Tech, 6’4, 185 pounds, 18 years old

Jahmi’us Ramsey proves to be a high-level perimeter scorer but it will likely be the only area he can score from consistently at the next level.

For the Red Raiders last year, Ramsey posted 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal per game. In one of the toughest conferences in the sport, Ramsey shot the trey ball at a 42 percent clip per contest. Even if that number drops at the next level, with a pushed back 3-point line, he should still settle at league average from beyond the arc.

That would be an impressive feat for a rookie entering the league especially if he falls within the early to late 20s with a contending team.

Despite his high perimeter percentage, Ramsey shoots just 64 percent from the line but was not a frequent visitor to the line, attempting just three per game. Ramsey only averaged seven attempts inside the arc a year ago.

Defensively, he is extremely active collecting over a steal per game, and almost a block per tilt to go along with it.

I expect Ramsey to become a key role player early on in his career, with the upside to become a long-term starter.