Ronald Ramon, a sharp-shooting 6-0, 175 pound shooting/combo guard from All Hallows H.S. in the Bronx, N.Y., is one of the top pure shooters in the Class of 2004.
Ramon has impressed Rivalshoops.com quite a bit the past two years playing for John Carey's Gaels program. Last year, he played alongside a trio of Division I guards in Ricky Soliver (Iona), Marvin McCullough (Iona) and Bobby Santiago (Stony Brook).
Ramon was on top of his game at the recent Basketball Hall of Fame H.S. Invitational in Springfield, Mass. In a 66-64 loss to St. Andrew's H.S. of Barrington, R.I., Ramon connected on five of 10 three point attempts on the way to 28 points.
While he may be a bit undersized to play off the ball at the highest level of college hoops, Ramon has a quick release and can score adequately off the bounce. He moves well without the ball and knows how to get open and make defenses pay.
All Hallows Head Coach John Carey told Rivalshoops.com that Providence and George Mason have offered Ramon. In addition, Ramon told us he's seen interest from schools such as Seton Hall, N.C. State, Notre Dame, UConn, St. John's and St. Bonaventure.
Ramon, whose family hails from the Dominican Republic, plans on playing with the Bronx Gauchos this summer. He also expects to attend the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis as well as a session or two of the Five-Star Basketball Camp.
Ramon said he carries a 91 average in the classroom but has yet to take the SAT exam.
Rivalshoops.com will keep you posted on Ramon, as well as other top juniors in the coming months, so keep it here for the top coverage of the Class of 2004 on the net.