Trinity's Daniel Ramser commits to Bellarmine

Trinity's Daniel Ramser commits to Bellarmine


Trinity's Daniel Ramser commits to Bellarmine

Ramser averaged 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds last season for the state semifinalists.


Ramser averaged 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds last season for the state semifinalists.

Trinity’s Daniel Ramser talks about his team’s win over Ballard in the 7th district regional basketball tournament.

Bellarmine University basketball coach Scott Davenport had a couple important allies in the recruitment of Trinity High School guard Daniel Ramser, and they helped the Knights land a commitment from him on Thursday afternoon.

“Coach Davenport and the whole staff made me feel like I was really wanted at Bellarmine, and that was the main reason I decided to commit there — and (in order) to be my grandparents’ favorite grandson,” Ramser said with a laugh. “Coach Davenport recruited me really hard, but my grandparents probably recruited me the hardest of anyone.”

Ramser’s grandparents, Emmett and Pat, have been Knights’ season ticket-holders for years and were thrilled for him to receive a scholarship offer from Davenport in July. Next year, they’ll get to see Daniel suit up for the home team.

“Being able to play here in front of my family was a big reason” for picking Bellarmine, he said.

Ramser was one of Davenport’s top targets. The Knights’ coaches closely tracked his games with the Louisville Prospects club during the July evaluation period, when he showcased the steady, all-around game that has made him a key player for Trinity.

The 6-foot-4 Ramser averaged 6.1 points and 2.8 rebounds last season for the state semifinalists. He shot 42.4 percent from the floor, including 37.2 percent (35 of 94) from 3-point range, and 81 percent at the free-throw line.

“(Davenport) said the way I play would fit perfectly in their system,” Ramser said. “An all-around, unselfish, a team player. I do a lot of things that affect the game positively.”

Trinity coach Mike Szabo called Ramser “a really good player” and “one of the finest young men I have had here.”

“I am really proud of him and so happy to see all his efforts being rewarded with a basketball scholarship,” Szabo wrote in an email. “What a great situation for him to play for Coach Davenport at one of the very best NCAA Division II schools in the country.”

Ramser is part of a loaded Shamrocks team that also includes University of Louisville commitment Raymond Spalding and Division I prospects D’Angelo West, Jax Levitch and Christian Thieneman, who also is a target of Bellarmine.

“(Ramser) is an excellent shooter and can also drive and finish at the rim,” Szabo said. “He plays unselfishly and is an excellent passer and can guard multiple positions. He continues to improve and has a great upside.”

Alabama-Huntsville, Williams College and Centre College are some of the other schools that recruited him.

Szabo said Ramser has a 3.9 grade-point average and scored 31 on the ACT exam.

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