Coach Eric Musselman and the Wolf Pack on Wednesday announced their highly touted 2016 recruiting class.
Wolf Pack head coach Eric Musselman announced on Wednesday the official signings of Devearl Ramsey, Josh Hall, Kenneth Wooten, and Sam Williams to the Wolf Pack basketball team and with their signings now official, this marks the most highly touted recruiting class the Wolf Pack have had since 2008 and one of the top recruiting classes in the Mountain West behind only in-state rival UNLV. Rivals.com listed the 2016 Wolf Pack recruiting class as the 35th best class in the nation while 247Sports ranked them at 47th nationally.
Both Josh Hall and Deveral Ramsey are four star prospects who were ranked in the top-150 in the nation by Rivals.com, Wooten is a three-star recruit and Sam Williams, who will join the team in December and will redshirt the entire season, was a top-100 junior college prospect last year. These recruits all fit into Coach Musselman's plan of running an up-tempo style of play and their commitment to the University of Nevada.
"We are extremely excited about this 2016 recruiting class", Musselman said on Wednesday. He went on to say "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".
Here is a brief look at the new Wolf Pack signees:
Kenneth Wooten, Power Forward
Height:6-8, Weight: 205lbs
School: Manteca High School
City: Manteca, California
- Wooten was the first recruit to sign on with Coach Musselman and the Wolf Pack after receiving offers from Kansas State, Georgia Tech and Fresno State. Scout.com labeled Wooten as one of the most athletic centers in the West Coast who can be a threat in the post on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. As a sophomore, Wooten average eight points, eight rebounds and five blocks at Manteca High.
Sam Williams, Forward
Height:6-8, Weight: 160lbs
School: Hug High School/Mt. San Jacinto College
City: Reno, Nevada
- Williams will be the first local scholarship player to play for Nevada since Olek Czyz in 2010. The Hug High School graduate was named All-State CCCAA as a sophomore at Mt. San Jacinto after he averaged 25.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game last year. Williams received interest from Oregon, DePaul and Washington State and received scholarship offers from Gonzaga, Mississippi State and San Jose State before signing with Nevada.
Josh Hall, Small Forward
Height:6-6, Weight: 190lbs
School: Genesis Academy
City: Detroit, Michigan
- Hall was described by ESPN as a "long, athletic wing who impacts the game on both ends of the floor". As a junior at Genesis Academy, he averaged 15 points and ten rebounds a game and received offers from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Houston and George Mason before committing to Nevada.
Deveral Ramsey, Point Guard
Height: 5-10, Weight 170lbs
School: Sierra Canyon High School
City: Chatsworth, California
- Ramsey is a type of guard that can get to the rim either in transition or in the half court and is a tough on-ball defender as well. As a junior, he averaged 13 points, four assists, and three steals and was a member of the gold medal winning teams with Team USA Basketball at the 2014 U-17 World Championships and the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Before committing to the Wolf Pack, Ramsey received offers from Arizona State, California, NC State, Texas and USC.