Raven Ringo won’t play her collegiate home games far from where she played her prep home games.
The Killeen Lady Kangaroos star made her college plans official on Friday when she gave McLennan Community College a verbal commitment.
“It was very home-like, I felt very comfortable,” Ringo said. “As soon as I got there and got a chance to talk to (assistant) coach (Candice) Thomas, I felt comfortable. I just thought that it would be a very good place to go.”
Ringo made the commitment after a stellar season with the Lady Roos.
She led the team to the District 12-6A championship and helped Killeen win a playoff game for the first time in five seasons.
Killeen advanced to the area playoffs and finished with a 23-11 overall record.
Ringo said she visited MCC on Thursday and committed on Friday.
New Mexico State junior guard Shanice Davis played AAU basketball with Ringo and Davis played at MCC for two seasons before moving on to play for the Aggies.
Ringo plans to play shooting guard as a freshman next season.
“For me, that’s just a plus; that’s the position I would like to play,” Ringo said. “You have to go in, you have to work hard to get the playing time, and that’s what I’m ready to do. Knowing that it’s available to me, I’m just going to go out, work hard and get it.”
MCC competes in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference. The Highlassies finished the 2014-15 campaign with a 10-16 record, including a 6-8 conference mark.