Local product Lyndie Ramsey commits to ETSU
Local product Lyndie Ramsey commits to ETSU
Thursday, April 20, 2023

Unaka High School guard commits to play for Buccaneers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 20, 2023) – ETSU women’s basketball head coach Brenda Mock Brown generated another wave of excitement among East Tennessee locals with the latest addition to the Buccaneer roster, officially announcing Unaka High School standout Lyndie Ramsey to the team this week.

Ramsey’s high school career is well-documented in the area — most notably this season as she set the Northeast Tennessee 5-on-5 record with nearly 3,000 career points. She was also named an all-state honoree all four seasons of her career.

“We are excited to announce Lyndie Ramsey, a local basketball standout, will be joining our program in the fall,” said Coach Mock. “A proven scorer and competitor, Lyndie will be a great addition on the perimeter for us next season. She brings a tremendous work ethic, elite three-point shooting ability and a high basketball IQ. Lyndie’s love for ETSU and her passion to contribute to our program in any way needed are both valued attributes that will help us both on and off the court. We are glad to welcome her to our Buccaneer family!”

By way of Elizabethton, Ramsey lettered four seasons in both basketball and softball at Unaka High School for Coach Kenneth Chambers. In what proved to be an incredible senior season, Ramsey averaged 29.4 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game, while adding nearly three steals per game and just over two assists per game.

Her performance on the court led to several accolades, including being named a 2023 TSSAA finalist for Miss Basketball. On top of being a four-time all-state selection, Ramsey was also a two-time Player of the Year and a four-time all-district, all-conference and all-regional selection. She also made the Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee (BCAT) All Star team in 2023.

On December 8, 2022, Ramsey passed Angie Peters for the career scoring record at Unaka. Peters set the record in 1988 and held it for 34 years with 2,154 points. On February 13, 2023, she took it one step further to break former Tennessee High standout Courtney McDaniel’s 5-on-5 region scoring record of 2,772. She finished her career with over 2,800 career points.

Lyndie is the daughter of John and Christa Ramsey. Her brother, also named John, is in his fourth season of baseball at nearby King University in Bristol. 

For more information on Buccaneer women’s hoops, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the women’s basketball page.