Video: Joziah Ramos highlights
See the Suddenlink Player of the Year in action.
When you are a 5-foot-6 point guard who likes to drive to the basket, you have to get creative in your shot-making ability. Thus Atrisco Heritage's Joziah Ramos is a Picasso when it comes to scoring the basketball.
With an ability to hang in the air and adjust his shot to avoid the outstretched hands of the defender, the 5-6 Ramos has proven to be one of the most potent scorers in New Mexico the past two seasons despite also being one of the shortest.
He led Atrisco Heritage to a state championship as a junior while averaging 24 points per game. In four seasons on the varsity, Ramos has scored 1,949 points.
Ramos is the 2019-20 Suddenlink New Mexico Player of the Year and leads a group of 15 players separated into three teams.NEW MEXICO ALL-STATE TEAM PRESENTED BY SUDDENLINK
6-3 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
consistent force for the Class 5A state champions, he averaged in
double figures and scored over 1,000 points in his high school career.
5-6 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
While Atrisco Heritage Academy did not reach the Class 5A championship game this year, Ramos was still one of the state's best as he posted 19.9 points, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game.Antonio Sanchez, Capital (Santa Fe)
5-9 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
Sanchez helped propel Capital to the Class 6A championship game before falling to Las Cruces. Sanchez finished as one of the leading scorers in the state with 20 points per game with 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.8 assists.
Tre Watson III, Cleveland (Rio Rancho)JB White, Santa Fe
6-5 | Junior | Forward | Uncommitted
one of the state's top football players, Watson led Cleveland to the
Class 6A semifinals by averaging 16.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.0
blocks per game.
6-6 | Junior | Forward | New Mexico
One of the top prospects in the state, the junior committed to New Mexico prior to the start of his junior season. He helped the Demons reach the second round of the Class 5A playoffs and win 23 games.Second Team
Derek Aeilts, La Cueva (Albuquerque)
6-5 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
Cueva advanced to the state tournament behind the play of Aeilts, who
averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
Sam Henderson, Sandia Prep (Albuquerque)
6-6 | Junior | Forward | Uncommitted
was one of the top scorers for a Sandia Prep team that was ranked No. 1
for most of the year. He led Sandia Prep to the Class 3A state finals,
where it lost to Bosque.
Ricky Lujan, Onate (Las Cruces)
6-1 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
The leading scorer on an Onate team that reached the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs. He had a single-game high of 41 points.Jude Tapia, Albuquerque
5-11 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
One of the leading scorers in the state the past two seasons, Tapia had a 56-point game as a junior last year and averaged close to 20 points a game as a senior.
Erasmo Carreon, Highland (Albuquerque)
5-8 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
Highland to the Class 4A state championship game, where it fell to
Valley. He led the team with a 1 point average with 3.7 rebounds and 3.5
assists per game.
Elijah Davidson, Bosque (Albuquerque)
6-4 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
led Bosque to the Class 3A state championship with 26 points and 13
rebounds in the championship game. He was one of the state's top scorers
with 22.6 points per game to go with 10.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists and
Diego Hernandez, Gadsden (Anthony)
6-0 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
One of the leading scorers in the state, Hernandez averaged 24.6 points through the first half of the season and helped lead Gadsden to the state tournament.
Seyi Oyeku, Valley (Albuquerque)
6-0 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
captain of a Valley team that won the Class 4A state tournament with a
67-61 win over Highland. He averaged double figures for a team that went
Xavier Padilla, Pecos
6-1 | Senior | Forward | Uncommitted
Led Pecos to the Class 2A state championship with a win over Magdalena. He averaged 18.9 points on the season with 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 steals.