Honors and Awards:
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 26, 2009
Plays above the rim defensively and is the club's best shot-blocker ... Active big man that runs the floor extremely well and attacks the rim with authority ... Missouri's lone big man with starting experience and showed improved comfort on the offensive end as the season progressed ... Should be a candidate for All-Defensive Team honors by the end of the year.
Led Missouri with 31 blocked shots during his initial season, including seven games with multiple swats ... Came up with huge blocks in victories against both Georgia and the home win over Nebraska ... Raced down the floor to reject a wide open lay-up at Georgia to swing momentum and start an 11-4 Tiger run to seal the victory ... That lay-up would have given Georgia a three-point lead with 10 minutes remaining ... Made five starts in Big 12 action and recorded back-to-back double figure games with 10 tallies against Iowa State and a career high 12 at Oklahoma State to win Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors on Jan. 26 ... Hit 5-of-9 shots in Stillwater after hitting 4-of-5 field goals against the Cyclones, including a pair of three-pointers ... Was outstanding in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game against Connecticut, hitting 4-of-5 field goals, ripping away two steals and blocking a shot vs. the top-seeded Huskies.
Earned all-America, all-state and all-conference recognition as a sophomore after averaging 14.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game for Okaloosa-Walton ... Led the club in steals and blocks per game, while ranking second in scoring, rebounding and assists ... Named one of the nation's Top 10 junior college recruiting by Rivals.com and jucojunction.com ... Was a three star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Was a two-time all-region pick ... Opened his junior college career as a first team All-Panhandle Conference selection after averaging 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.6 steals per game ... Led head coach Bruce Stewart's club to a 23-5 record during his freshman season.
Played his prep ball at Siegel High School where he led his team to a 59-12 mark over his final two seasons, including back-to-back appearances in the Tennessee Class AAA State Championships ... Known as a big-game performer, he averaged 16.0 points and 9.3 boards in three state tournament games and led his high school to the Class AAA Final Four in 2005 ... Was picked a first team all-state selection as a senior by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and averaged 16.2 points and 11.4 rebounds after recovering from a knee injury early in his senior campaign.
Son of Crystal Taylor and Keith Ramsey ... Full name is Keith Dewayne Ramsey ... Born in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ... Would like to major in the physical education field at Missouri ... Lists Denzel Washington as his favorite actor and Lil Wayne as his favorite musical artist ... Lists dancing as his biggest talent off the court and former AAU teammate Brandon Wright (now of the Golden State Warriors) as the best player he has ever faced ... Lists his father (Keith Sr.) as the biggest influence in his life ... Selected Missouri over Arkansas, South Florida, Minnesota and others.
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