Michael Ramey is no stranger to success. The former Southern Miss Golden Eagle has taken his talents overseas and is currently playing in, of all places, Iraq. He is playing for team Al Tadamon in the Iraqi Basketball League, making waves in the world of professional basketball.
Ramey first caught the attention of basketball fans during his time at Southern Miss, where he was known for his shooting and ability to score in bunches. He put forth arguably the biggest Golden eagle performance of the 2016-17 season in a 76-53 win over North Texas, connecting on six consecutive three-pointers to blow the game open as Southern Miss clinched a Conference USA bid for the first time since a two year post season ban. He was also a formidable defender, and leader.
After graduating from Southern Miss, Ramey decided to take his talents overseas, where he quickly made a name for himself in the professional leagues. Thus far he has played eight seasons in Mexico, two seasons in Colombia, a season in Mongolia and now Iraq. He recently had a breakout season in Colombia playing for Cóndores de Cundinamarca, which quickly landed him his next contract, in Iraq. This season he has risen through the ranks and became one of the top players in the Iraqi league.
Ramey’s performance in Iraq has been nothing short of spectacular. He is currently one of the league’s top scorers amongst many former NBA players that play in the Iraqi league. He is considered one of the top players in the country.
Ramey’s exceptional skill set, which includes his ability to shoot the ball far beyond the three point arc, step back jump shots and floaters has made him a fan favorite. In addition, he is a team leader and will do whatever is needed to help his team win.
Ramey has gained quite a following among basketball fans around the world after his impressive success. Furthermore, many believe that he has the potential to play at the highest level of professional basketball. With his unique skills and undeniable talent, it’s only a matter of time before Ramey becomes a household name in the world of international basketball.