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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Signs Ramon Walker and Robbie Armbrester to National Letters of Intent

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POSTED: November 12, 2020 -- 8:11 p.m. CT

Thursday, Kelvin Sampson, Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Head Coach, announced the signing of Ramon Walker and Robbie Armbrester to National Letters of Intent. Both players will be freshmen with the Coogs in 2021-22.

Listed as a 3-star recruit by Rivals, Walker stands 6'5" and weighs 210 pounds.

"The thing I like about Ramon Walker is his offensive versatility. He is a good rebounding guard, but his greatest strength is his ability to make 3s. That's something we can tighten up with him. He can shoot it, and he can rebound it," Sampson said. "He is a Houston kid. We made a commitment that we were going to recruit inside out, and we think Ramon can impact our program."

As a junior for Head Coach David President during the 2019-20 season, Walker averaged 24.4 points with 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.6 assists per game.

Walker was named a finalist for the Guy V. Lewis Award, presented to the top high school player in the city of Houston and was selected as a member of the Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston First Team.

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Armbrester, 6'6", 220, is rated a 3-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals. He chose Houston over Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Xavier, Clemson, Mississippi and Georgia.

"Robbie is a high-energy dude, fearless, tough and hard-nosed. He is a position-less player. Robbie is going to develop into a player that we can put anywhere," Sampson said. "He is a warrior, a tough, tough kid. He is versatile and his greatest strength is that he doesn't have a lot of major weaknesses."

Armbrester competed for three years at Therrell High School in Atlanta before transferring to play at Wasatch Academy for Head Coach Paul Peterson in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, as a senior for the 2020-21 season.

"I recently saw an interview where Coach Sampson said 'If you can play hard, I can work with you.' Robbie already has those attributes. He puts his heart and soul into everything he does. He has those things Coach wants, so the other parts of his game will grow," Peterson said. "Robbie has a great personality. He really embraces wherever he is. I bet the whole city will know who Robbie is by the end of his freshman year because he talks to everyone."

Armbrester and Walker join Ja'Vier Francis in Houston's 2021 Signing Class. Houston announced Francis' signing November 11.

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