Hometown kid signs with the Alaska Nanooks

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Tuesday at Lathrop two athletes signed their national letters of intent to play basketball on the next level.
We first start off with the player joining the blue and gold up on the hill.​
Olivia Kraska is staying here in town to further her basketball career by signing with the Alaska Nanooks who are on the DII landscape.​
Kraska was the lone senior on the Lathrop Malemutes this past season, and led them to a second place finish in the Mid-Alaska Conference.​
She is joining a group that will be Head Coach Kerri Nakamoto's first recruiting class, including players like Alanna Conwell.​
The Nooks this past season went 1-19 in the GNAC, snapping their losing streak in the conference that spanned two years.​
Kraska spoke about what she is bringing to the Nanooks at her signing.
"I'm really excited you know? I think every kid wants to leave Alaska to go play out of state or just go somewhere to experience something different. I had the same mindset at the beginning of the year but I went to go visit UAF and I just kind of fell in love with it. I love the girls, the coaches are super nice, we have major plans next year in the program. I think that this is definitely the best choice for me," said Kraska.