New UND men's basketball coach Paul Sather hasn't wasted much time hitting the recruiting trail.
After making a number of offers to young prospects last week, the Fighting Hawks landed more immediate help Wednesday by receiving a verbal commitment from 6-foot-4 left-handed guard Carlos Ramsey, a Wisconsin native who spent his senior season in 2019 at Arizona Compass Prep School.
Ramsey visited UND on Sunday and made his decision Wednesday.
"Coach Sather is a stand-up guy and good person who loves his players," Ramsey said. "That's the type of coach I want -- someone to believe in me and push me to play beyond college. I think he'll be great for me."
Ramsey chose UND over offers from Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Coastal Carolina, Bradley and Grambling.
Ramsey averaged 14.2 points per game at Milwaukee Hamilton High School as a sophomore. He then transferred to Milwaukee Destiny, where the WIAA ruled him transfer ineligible for his whole junior season.
As a senior, Ramsey played at Arizona Compass.
"That opportunity, I didn't take it for granted," Ramsey said. "I went out there and worked. There was a lot still going on back home. I just felt like it was better for me to move out of state and go play prep. It worked."
Ramsey likes to finish at the rim, scoring through contact.
"My shooting is a work in progress," he said. "I'm a confident shooter but my game is getting to the rim and finishing over people and through contact."
Sather has been busy in recruiting in the last week.
In that time, UND offered 2022 graduates and Enderlin (N.D.) twins Joe and Gus Hurlburt. He also offered 2020 small forwards from Aberdeen -- Andrew Bergan and Reece Burckhard.
Ramsey is the second member of the 2019 recruiting class. York, Neb., prep Brady Danielson, who had originally signed with Sather at Northern State, switched his commitment to UND on June 12.