UofL BASKETBALL | Pair of Class of 2018 Recruits Decommit from Louisville

09/27/2017 02:19 PM

On Wednesday afternoon, UofL Interim President Dr. Greg Postel announced that head men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino had been placed on unpaid administrative leave and athletic director Tom Jurich had been placed on paid administrative leave.

The decision to do so follows news of a UofL link to an ongoing FBI investigation involving a NCAA basketball fraud and corruption scandal.

As a result of the news, five-star Class of 2018 guard Anfernee Simons announced his decommitment from UofL.

In a tweet, Simons said, “Due to the recent events that have taken place, my family and I have decided it’s in my best interest to de-commit from the University of Louisville. I will be reopening my recruitment. This was a very tough decision to make and I am deeply saddened by this. I appreciate all of the support from the Louisville fans.”

Also decommitting on Wednesday was five-star Class of 2018 guard Courtney Ramey.

His father, Terrell Ramey, issued the following statement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon:

“In lieu of recent developments and after an in depth conversation with me and our family, my son, Courtney Ramey has decided to reopen his collegiate recruitment. We first want to thank all the fans and supporters of the University of Louisville, this decision was not an easy one and your support throughout this process made it more difficult. This decision is based on a number of reasons but mainly the best fit for us athletically and academically. Thank you all and we look forward to this process.”

Ramey had previously committed to Louisville back in February.

Andrew Chernoff

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