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Courtney Ramey set to return for Texas

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The senior guard will play at least one more season in Burnt Orange.

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The Texas Longhorns got another key piece for the reload under new head coach Chris Beard as guard Courtney Ramey announced via Instagram that he was returning to school for his senior season.

In spite of some late-season struggles, Ramey was a key contributor for Texas for the 2020-21 season, averaging 12.2 points per game and shooting 41.4 percent from three-point range. He hit scored double-figures in 20 of the Longhorns’ 27 games this year, finishing third on the team in scoring.

According to his post, Ramey is going through the NBA Draft process for evaluation, but plans on retaining his eligibility to return to Texas by declining to hire an agent.

Ramey’s decision adds another key piece to the puzzle as the new coaching staff tries to avoid what many assumed to be a talent exodus from the roster. His return means that Texas returns at least two of last year’s three leading scorers — Andrew Jones already announced his plans to return, but Matt Coleman has yet to announce a decision.