Kiya Kramer signs to play basketball at Doane University

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - North Platte high school's Kiya Kramer signed to play basketball at Doane University on Wednesday.

Kramer said a big factor in his decision to commit to Doane was the size of the school.

"It's a small campus, and it's not too big, and I wasn't looking for a big campus, because I didn't want to take 30 minutes to go anywhere, and the student to teacher ratio is really small, so they can give you individual attention," Kramer said.

Upon meeting his future teammates, Kramer said he was intimidated by how much bigger than him they were. He also said the coaches seemed cool and looked excited to have him there.

When asked about what the biggest change for him going to college will be, Kramer said, "The bigger picture of everything is going to be an eye opener I guess for me."

Between now and basketball season, Kramer wants to work on improving his game to compete at the next level.

"I want to get stronger, physically and everything, I want to work on my ball-handling, shooting, just all around craft, I guess," Kramer said.

Kramer will major in pre-veterinary sciences and plans to get his bachelor's degree in zoology.