UIC Basketball Adds 6-8 Forward David Ramon From Spain

David Ramon will have freshman status for the 2014-15 season.
David Ramon will have freshman status for the 2014-15 season.

May 23, 2014

CHICAGO – UIC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Howard Moore announced the addition of 6-foot-8 forward David Ramon to the Flames’ 2014-15 roster on Friday afternoon.  Ramon, a native of Madrid, Spain, will enter UIC as a freshman in the Fall of 2014.

“We are thrilled to have David join the Flames,” said Moore.  “He has an intelligent basketball mind and is a tremendous shooter, especially from the outside.  I am very pleased with how our newcomer class is coming together.”

Ramon is highly regarded as a superior long-range shooter, having shot 48 percent from behind the arc in the 2013 Spain National U18 Championship League. Two years earlier, Ramon picked up MVP honors during the Madrid Regional U16 Championship as he led his squad to a tournament title and posted 23 points and 12 rebounds in the final. 

Aside from excelling on the court, Ramon was recently awarded an honors diploma from the Madrid Regional Government as he averaged 9.7 on a 10.0 scale.

With the addition of Ramon, UIC now houses five newcomers for the 2014-15 season.  Ramon joins two other UIC incoming freshman who were announced during the early signing period in center Tai Odiase (Chicago, Ill./ Homewood-Flossmoor) and guard Grant Sims (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North).  JUCO transfers D’Juan Miller (Eastern Arizona College) and Kaylen Shane (John A. Logan College) round out that list of five newcomers that have committed thus far.

List of Newcomers for 2014-15 Season
Tai Odiase - Fr., F/C, 6-9 (Chicago, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor)
Grant Sims – Fr., G, 6-3 (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North)
D’Juan Miller – Jr., PG, 5-8 (Kent Wash./Eastern Arizona College)
Kaylen Shane – Jr., C, 6-10 (Chicago, Ill./John A. Logan College)
David Ramon – Fr., F, 6-8 (Madrid, Spain/Real Canoe Madrid)