Ramer signs with SIC basketball

June 1, 2021

Six-foot-six versatile guard/forward Kaleb Ramer of Golconda has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons this fall. 

Ramer played his high school basketball at nearby Massac County High School in Metropolis but now lives with his grandparents in Golconda in Pope County. 

He was a key member of the Patriots varsity roster under legendary coach Joe Hosman for three years from 2017 to 2020, where his ability to play both guard and forward proved key. He was known in the Southern Illinois River to River Conference as a 3-point specialist, but as one of the taller players in the conference, could also play in the post on both ends of the floor. He is also a gifted ball-handler for his size, a strong rebounder and a skilled passer. 

Out of high school, he originally signed to play at West Kentucky Tech in Paducah, before their season was canceled last year due to COVID-19. 

“Kaleb will be able to do a lot of different things for us,” SIC Coach Sam Swinford said. “He is a great 3-point shooter, and his size and versatility will allow us to play him at several positions. After a year of working on his game, he has gotten a lot stronger and quicker, and we are excited to get to work. He’s a gym rat who really enjoys working on his game. He is also a great kid.” 

SIC Basketball now competes in the National Club Basketball Association (NCBBA), the fastest growing intercollegiate club basketball league in the U.S.