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Long bombers like Ramey will keep opposing defence honest

Zach Ramey is the kind of guy who appears to take the phrase “beyond the arc” a little bit too literally.

Zach Ramey is the kind of guy who appears to take the phrase “beyond the arc” a little bit too literally.

Case in point: Dec. 29, The Tower.

Ramey, who was trying out for the Chicago Throwbacks at the Halifax Rainmen’s Holiday Classic, stepped back and drained a couple of deep three-pointers that could just as well have been launched from Point Pleasant Park.

The 6-foot-3 guard went 6-for-13 from three-point territory and was signed by the Rainmen days later.

“I was out by the volleyball line, three steps inside half-court,” he chuckled. “They was playin’ a zone, givin’ it to me. Actually, the further away I am, the more accurate I am.

“That’s something I’ve been doing since I was young. I’ve always been able to shoot the ball well.”

Ramey gives the Rainmen another long-bomber to join Brian Silverhorn and Glen Dandridge. It’s the type of personnel that should keep opposing defences honest.

The Flossmoor, Ill., native makes his Rainmen debut this weekend and is eager to help out however he can.

“I’m versatile, I can defend, pass, handle it, shoot it … whatever they ask me to do, I’ll do it,” he said.

 
 
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